Well-being, Crisis and Other Resources
Many resources exist to assist members of the campus community to address well-being issues, as well as respond to crises involving physical and mental health, the safety of persons or property, violations of the law or of University policy, sexual assault or harassment, or undergraduate students in need of emergency funding.
Situations of any kind involving the possibility of imminent harm to a member of the University community should be reported without delay to the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-3333. Those seeking assistance with serious but non-critical personal matters regarding students are advised to call the student’s residential college Director of Student Life, or Associate Dean Michael Olin at (609) 258-3052.
Please visit the following sources for more information about available services:
- University Health Services/Counseling
- Public Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Protocols and Practices Regarding Leave of Absence and Reinstatements for Health-Related Reasons
- Ombuds office
Dean's Emergency Fund
Students lacking financial means to meet critical needs such as emergency medical care or travel home for a family emergency may request funding from the Dean's Emergency Fund by contacting Associate Dean Michael Olin. This fund is restricted to emergencies, and is not designed to be used for expenses that are routine, such as non-emergency travel expenses or other “planned for” needs, such as winter clothing or other personal items. The Office of Financial Aid makes appropriate financial aid package allocations on a yearly basis for travel home during breaks, expenses for personal items, and other non-emergency expenses.
Examples of expenses that could be approved for coverage by the Dean’s Emergency Fund include, but are not limited to:
- Assistance towards medical co-payments following a student health emergency;
- Assistance towards travel home following a student health emergency;
- Assistance towards expenses to travel home for a family emergency.