Why Be Concerned?
Attending university is an exciting and dynamic experience that can include making lifelong friends, engaging in exciting intellectual pursuits, and participating in the campus community.
It is a time to grow in self-awareness and to develop a sense of adult identity. It may also be a time of great stress. Balancing family, work, financial and other obligations may tax a student’s coping skills. When stress if severe, it may lead to physical and emotional distress and academic failure.
In a caring campus community, each student and staff member must be concerned for the wellbeing of others. If you observe a student in distress, you may be in a position to offer assistance or at least guide the student to the right source of support. SOCAT and the case manager are here to help coordinate resources to ensure that each student has the opportunity to be successful.