What should be done if I've discovered my student has been the victim of a sexual or physical assault, or if they have just witnessed an assault or robbery?
For physical assault or witness of a crime Immediately contact Northeastern University Police (NUPD) at 617.373.3333. They are available 24/7.
For sexual assault, contact Office of University Equity and Compliance at [email protected]
Who should I call if a student has a medical or mental health emergency, or substance abuse issues while in my class?
For all emergency issues where the safety of the student is at risk, immediately contact Northeastern University Police Department (NUPD) at 617.373.3333 (emergency calls only, available 24/7).
For non-emergency medical, mental health, or substance abuse issues, contact University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) at 617.373.2772 or [email protected].
For substance abuse issues, you can also contact the Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN).
This is an emergency situation. Immediately contact Northeastern University Police (NUPD) at 617.373.3333. They’re available 24/7.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to review the information located here to help determine the next best steps for referring their student. You may also contact University Health and Counseling Services at 617.373.2772 or [email protected] or We Care at 617.373.7591 or [email protected] to consult on the specifics of your situation.
The Office of Prevention and Education at Northeastern (OPEN) provides education, consultation, and programming on topics related to alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) offers counseling, information, and support services for students who may have a substance abuse issue.
In emergency situations, or when the immediate personal safety of a student is in question, always call NUPD first at 617.373.3333 (emergency calls only, available 24/7).
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact We Care whenever they have a concern about a student’s academic, social, or emotional well-being. This may come to your attention because the student has indicated that something has happened in their life, or you may suspect a problem due to their behavior. We Care can take a broad look at available resources across campus, assess the student’s overall needs, and coordinate appropriate referrals.
What should I do if my student is disruptive in class and my attempts to deal with this have been unsuccessful?
You should first speak with your department head and/or supervisor to discuss the issue(s) and next step(s). We Care may be consulted after this conversation, if needed.
A student in my class has missed an exam due to an injury or some other problem. Am I allowed to give them a make-up date?
This is handled at the discretion of the professor. Additionally, you should discuss that matter with your department head and/or supervisor.
One of my students has been missing multiple classes, and they're falling behind the rest of the class. Is there someone who can help them?
Please submit a Faculty Advisor Communication Tool (FACT) immediately. This will alert the academic advisor to the issue and that person can assist in next steps (which may involve We Care).
I'm having difficulty speaking to one of my students about concerns I have. Is there someone who can step in to help?
You should first speak with your department head and/or supervisor to discuss the issues(s) and next step(s). We Care may be consulted after this conversation, if needed.