Students of Concern

Resources for Students of Concern

Below is a list of on and off campus resources for students who need additional, non-academic support. For more information, you can also refer to the Student Emergency Resources Guide or this resource page compiled by the Center for Community Engagement.

Dean of Students and CARE Team

The Office of the Dean of Students (STCN 140) is available to assist faculty and staff in their efforts to support students who are distressed, disruptive, experiencing a serious illness, injury or mental health concern, or facing challenging life events. Please e-mail non-urgent referrals to We will review your referral, initiate the appropriate follow up, and alert the CARE Team. Faculty and staff can also call the Office of the Dean of Students (206-296-6060) to consult about students of concern. In emergency situations, please call Public Safety at 206-296-5911. For more information about the CARE Team and how to support students of concern, please visit CARE.

Please note that information related to sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence and/or stalking should be referred directly to the Office of Institutional Equity ( or 206-296-2824).

Mental Health and Crisis

Health and Wellbeing

Emergency Financial Assistance

Food Assistance

Housing Assistance

Legal Assistance

Process for Reporting a Student Death

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for coordinating the university’s response when a current student or recent alum passes away. When an employee learns of a student death, they should contact Public Safety at 206-296-5911 right away and send an email with all available information to James Willette, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, at  

In consultation with the Vice President for Student Development, Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students will notify those individuals at the university who need to know about the student’s passing, such as the Dean of the student’s college, the faculty director of their program, and members of the cabinet. The Dean of Students will gather information, coordinate campus notifications, and determine the content of campus announcements in consultation with the student’s family, Campus Ministry, and Counseling and Psychological Services. The Dean of Students will also connect faculty, staff and students who are closely impacted with services and resources. Due to the sensitive nature of these matters, we ask that employees refrain from sending notifications or sharing information about student deaths without coordinating with the Office of the Dean of Students.

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