Guides for Assisting Students

As part of the Lawrence community (near and far), we all engage students in different capacities.  On this webpage, you will find a quick reference guide to keep handy if you are concerned about a student based on your interaction with or observation of them.

When You Need an Emergency Response

When a student:

  • is a victim of a crime
  • appears to pose imminent danger to self or others
  • demonstrates behavior that makes you feel unsafe
  • has a major injury

Emergency Situations

Emergency situations on campus such as natural disasters, public health concerns, extreme violent or suspicious behavior (gun or bomb threats) are managed through the Campus Safety office. As in any potentially dangerous situation, please call Campus Safety at 920-832-6999 or 911.

Campus Safety also provides education and outreach to the LU community and responds to persons who may suffer from mental health distress and/or may pose a harm to self or others.

Contact Campus Safety or the Police

Campus Safety

920-832-6999

Police

911

If you call 911, a dispatcher will listen to your concern and determine an appropriate response. Please clarify the location of the emergency to help the dispatcher respond appropriately. If you call 911, please then call Campus Safety to inform them you have contacted the police.

Report A Concern

Referrals submitted through this form are shared with the Early Alerts team. This group helps foster Lawrence’s commitment to further develop a caring and compassionate campus climate. The Early Alerts team is designed to receive referrals about students and provide early intervention to those who may be struggling academically, socially, emotionally or who may be at-risk of harming themselves or others.

The team will carry out the following duties:

  1. Share information regarding your student
  2. Devise a follow-up strategy to address a student’s situation
  3. Monitor/assess campus trends or events which may negatively impact campus safety/climate

(Emergencies should be directed to 9-1-1; urgent matters should be directed to Campus Safety at 920-832-6999.)

Information Needed for Effective Referral

Click here to complete the referral form.

  • Your name and relationship to the student of concern
  • A phone number where you can be reached
  • The student of concern's name
  • A brief, factual explanation of your concern or observation, including key dates, times, and locations
  • What has been done so far to address the concern and the student's response to those efforts

If the student or the community is in imminent danger, or if the student is at imminent risk to harm self or others, call 911 then Campus Safety at 920-832-6999 for immediate assistance.

Bias Incident Reporting Procedure

What is a Bias Incident?

A bias incident is a disrespectful, hostile or harassing act that has a negative impact on an individual’s educational and/or work experience and is directed at an individual or group because of their actual or perceived membership in a particular identity group. These acts often are rooted in and perpetuate stereotypes while reinforcing institutional and cultural barriers to the success of individuals from groups historically underserved by higher education. To be considered a bias incident, the act is not required to be a crime, nor does it have to violate university policy.

Report a Bias Incident.

When You Need Information for Non-Emergency Concerns & Consultation

In general, it is encouraged that the student reach out to these areas as well to seek assistance.

Personal Crisis/Community Distress

  • personal tragedy or significant event
  • harassment or bullying (sexual referred to Title IX)
  • activities or events that have an impact on the safety of the student or campus community
  • isolation from other students
  • disruptive behavior in any campus location outside of class 

Student Life is available to consult on how to respond to all concerns of this type. Each situation will be reviewed to ensure the appropriate intervention is in place. When necessary, students of concern will be encouraged and/or required to meet with Student Life staff.

Contact the Dean of Students or Campus Safety

Dean of Students Office

920-832-6596

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

deanofstudents@lawrence.edu

After Hours: Campus Safety

920-832-6999

Academic Difficulty

  • poor attendance or performance
  • low or no engagement in the classroom
  • student is seeking to take a leave or withdraw
  • accommodations
  • disruptive behavior in a class 

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is available to parents/families for consultation regarding their student’s academic concern. In most cases, students will be encouraged to meet with the CAS staff to discuss the issue.

Contact the Center for Academic Success or Faculty Advisor

Center for Academic Success (CAS)

920-832-6530

Seeley G. Mudd Library, 2nd floor

Walk-in hours 1:00–3:00 pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Faculty Advisor

Academic Dishonesty

  • honor code violation

The Honor Council is a group of at least 10 Lawrence students who work on behalf of the entire Lawrence community to uphold the Honor Code and to encourage fair and honest academic work. The council functions as an educational resource and as a judicial body, convening hearings in response to alleged violations of the Honor Code.

Contact the Honor Council

Physical/Mental Health

  • stress, anxiety, and/or depression
  • suicidal thoughts or emotional disturbances
  • grief
  • sleep or eating concerns
  • illness or injury

Wellness Services is available to consult on how to respond to student health concerns. Urgent cases will be assisted immediately. Counseling is not able to provide outreach to students. Urgent appointments are available Monday–Friday, 8:00 am– 4:00 pm.

Contact Wellness Services

920-832-6574

Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:30 am and 1:00-4:00 pm

wellnessservices@lawrence.edu

24-hour counseling line: 920-419-8167

Title IX and Other Sexual Misconduct

  • Sexual Harassment and Retaliation as defined under the Title IX Grievance Policy
  • Other Non-Title IX sexual Misconduct: related to gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or other gender based harassment not involving conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Note: Discrimination and sexual harassment on any bases covered by Federal anti-discrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of applicable Lawrence University policies. 

Faculty and staff are required to report all issues of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator. Note: The Title IX Coordinator is deemed the Official with Authority (OWA):  defined as the employee vested with the explicit responsibility to implement corrective measures for sexual harassment and/or retaliation on behalf of Lawrence University. Click here for more information.

Contact the Title IX Office

Dr. Allison Vetter, Coordinator of Equity & Title IX

920-832-7496

Room 93 Brokaw Hall 

titleix@lawrence.edu

The Early Alerts Team

Monita Mohammadian Gray, Dean of Academic Success, Co-Chair
Chris Clarke, Interim Vice President for Student Life, Co-Chair
Brittany Bell, Dean of Students
Kate Zoromski, Associate Dean Of Academic Success
Richard Jazdzewski, Dean of Wellness Services 
Ashley Lewis, Associate Vice President for Enrollment
Jason Imperati, Director of Athletics
Ryan Gebler, Director of Financial Aid
Amy Nottingham, Student Success Specialist

Dena Reuben, Assistant Dean of Students for International Student Services