The Dean of Students Office has a variety of resources to help faculty and staff provide assistance to students as well as refer to appropriate resources. This website offers basic information; however, it is typically helpful to talk one-on-one with a Dean of Students Office staff member. We are available to meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, stop by the Dean of Students Office (108 Iowa Hall), or call our office at 319-398-5540.
Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies or to report a crime in progress. Follow immediately with a call to Campus Security at 319-389-1774. Campus Security is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on main campus only.
To report or discuss a (non-emergency) concern about:
Contact Campus Security if you witness or are the victim of a crime or any criminal activity on Kirkwood property or at any Kirkwood sponsored event.
REPORT A NON-EMERGENCY CONCERN ABOUT A STUDENT:
- Employee, contact Human Resources, 319-398-5572
- Visitor, contact Campus Security, 319-389-1774
- Student, complete the Student Concern Form, 319-398-5540
Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about the behavior of a student, the well-being of a student or academic concerns are encouraged to complete the Student Concern Form
. If you have a concern about a student, confidentiality laws do not prevent you from reporting the concern. A student of concern may struggle in such areas as psychological health, physical health, victimization, relationship issues, social adjustment and academics. Changes in a student’s habits, attitude and behavior can be a sign that a student might need extra attention or assistance.
If you are reporting academic concerns, please try to reach out to the student before completing the Student Concern Form.
WHY MAKE A REFERRAL? FOUR IMPORTANT REASONS:
- Early intervention means rapid solutions: Often, a quick response to provide a distressed student with timely resources will ensure that the student remains successful academically. Late intervention often involves missed classes, isolation from friends and family, possible withdrawals or late drops and an overall interruption in the student’s experience.
- Connecting the Dots: The Dean of Students Office receives reports of student concerns from faculty, staff, students and community members (including parents and family). We are able to take concerns that are shared and help to connect students with appropriate on campus and off-campus resources and support.
- We Care, You Care: Making a referral shows that you care about the success of the student to get the help the student needs. It means you are not prepared to let a student fall through the cracks.
- It Might Be Required: Under certain circumstances, faculty and staff are obligated to report acts of violence and other threatening behaviors (see Sexual Misconduct Involving Students policy.)