Student Incident Well-being Concern 

 

All students attending San Luis Obispo County Community College District at any campus site and when representing Cuesta College in any off-campus activity, assume an obligation to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner compatible with the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Honesty Regulations, and the Student Computer Technology Access Agreement.  More students are entering college with mental health diagnoses and psychotropic medication needs; more students are accessing mental health services on campus; and more students are presenting with serious psychological issues than in years past.

The Student Mental Health Program, collaborating intensively with the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, has developed a new Student Incident and Well-Being Concern Report. It is our goal, through this new form, to allow reporting parties to describe not only Student Code of Conduct violations but also student mental well-being concerns with the hopes of preventing potential crises and getting students the help they may need sooner than later.

Psychological distress can also compromise students’ academic achievements affecting their ability to stay in school. As a staff and/or faculty member you are in a position to identify and offer resources to a student in need.

The At-Risk Online Interactive Trainings are designed for staff and faculty to teach techniques for identifying and approaching distressed students in order to take appropriate action, such as making a referral to the school personal counselor. The three available trainings are: At-Risk- for the general student (45 min.), Veterans on Campus (30 min.) and LGBTQ on Campus (30 min.). At-Risk Online Interactive Trainings are free, accessible from any computer with Internet access, and can be completed in about an hour. Training need not be completed in one session; simply logout to save your session and log back in to continue later.

“Mental Wellness on Campus” Video coming soon

 This 6 minute video is an excellent tool to use in your classrooms during the first week of school.  The video will take your students on the journey of two Cuesta students who struggled with emotional distress while in college and will highlight the services on campus that they used to help them achieve their educational goals.   Showing this video in your class will open the door for your students to learn what is available on campus and that they are not alone.  It will also show them that you are sensitive to these issues and are willing to help them get to the appropriate services on campus.  Please take a moment to view this video and we feel you will find the value of showing it in your classroom.

Campus Resources Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-being Concerns

Faculty Response Referral Grid

Student Standards of Conduct Board Policy 5500 

Interacting with Distressed Students Guide

Student Academic Honesty and Computer Technology Access Agreement