What should I do to assist a troubled student?

Faculty and staff members at UST have the unique opportunity to engage directly with students and can often identify those who are struggling.
To support staff and faculty efforts, here are helpful, practical tips about assisting students most effectively and referring them to others when needed.
UST Guidelines for Response to Student Issues

Resources

The FLAG Team

An interdepartmental committee convened by Academic Counseling and the Dean of Students Office whose purpose is to make a concerted effort to approach students who seem to be having difficulty within the St. Thomas community and determines how to effectively support their retention and success within the university. Please contact

Sr. Sharon Howell
Assistant Dean of Students
(651) 962-6050 smhowell@stthomas.edu
OR
Susan Anderson
Director of Academic Counseling
(651) 962-6300 smanderson8@stthomas.edu

University Action and Response Team

An interdisciplinary group co-facilitated by the Dean of Students and Director of Public Safety. In response to a changing culture, the group has a proactive agenda which includes conducting environmental (external and internal) scans, on-going review and update of campus crisis plans, and performing threat assessments. Please contact

Karen Lange
Dean of Students
(651) 962-6050 kmlange@stthomas.edu
OR
Dan Meuwissen
Director of Public Safety
(651) 962-5100 or 5555 djmeuwissen@stthomas.edu

Additional Information

Faculty & Staff as Helping Resources

Contact Information

Academic Counseling
Dean of Students

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Is This An Emergency?

If you are in an emergency and need immediate help with the person you care about, contact Public Safety at 651-962-5555 for On-Campus issues OR 911 for Off-Campus issues.