Student Assistance

Students of Concern

The Dean of Students office is here to assist all students in their journey towards mental wellness. Whether you need assistance finding resources, navigating the resources you are currently utilizing, or need support during a mental health crisis; the Dean of Students office is one of the many campus resources available to assist you. Here is a quick reference guide for ways we are able to support students should you or someone you know need help.

CARE Team

For students with chronic mental health needs, the Office of the Dean of Students may initiate a CARE team for a student needing additional mental health support. The CARE (Behavioral Intervention) Team members work together to provide cross-departmental assistance and support for students who may have exhausted all current resources and/or are exhibiting erratic, disruptive, or troubling behavior. The CARE Team reviews all available information regarding the student of concern in a proactive manner to provide students with appropriate intervention and resources and assist the student in the development of a plan for wellness.

Referrals to the CARE Team are made to the Office of Dean of Students to either the Assistant Vice President / Dean of Students or Assistant Dean of Student Assistance at 570-389-4734.

For concerns that you feel are urgent and need immediate attention, contact the University Police at x2211 or call 911.
For campus, counseling services our Center for Counseling and Human Development is located at 240 Student Services Center 570-389-4255.

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In promoting a healthy and safe environment for our students, our Care Team (Behavioral Intervention) responds to students who exhibit erratic, disruptive, disturbing and/or troubling behaviors. This could include but not limited to changes in personal appearance, attitude and disposition, health and wellness, mental health, and safety concerns

The CARE Team convenes when students of concern are referred by members of the university community who either observes, interacts or is made aware of a student who has shown significant changes in behavior and/or attitude, who is having a difficult time adjusting to college life, adapting to the changes they are experiencing, struggling with mental health or stability issues, in distress as a result of a personal crisis, or has made references to harm oneself or attempted to harm themselves.

The CARE Team reviews all available information regarding the student of concern in a proactive manner to provide students with appropriate intervention and resources in the development of a plan for wellness.

Our CARE Team is comprised of various individuals from the university working collaboratively to provide students with assistance and support services. The team consists of:
Assistant Vice President / Dean of Students, Team Leader
Director of Residence Education and Student Engagement
Associate Director of Athletics
Counselor, Center for Counseling and Human Development
Nurse Supervisor, Student Health Center
Assistant Dean of Students for Student Assistance
Assistant Director of University Police
Faculty Member

For concerns that you feel are urgent and need immediate attention, contact the University Police at x2211 or call 911.
For campus, counseling services our Center for Counseling and Human Development is located at 240 Student Services Center 570-389-4255.

Absences

The Dean of Students Office provides assistance and support to students who miss class for extended periods due to illness, personal or family emergencies, or other crisis which limits their ability to communicate for themselves. If possible, we advise the student to begin by reaching out to their professors and advisors directly for guidance related to any missed work during the absence. The Dean of Students is also available to discuss options, connect to resources, and assist students as they navigate their return to campus. More information regarding absences can be found here.

Additional Resources

Healthy Husky

Healthy Husky is Bloomsburg University's Health and Wellness initiative that provides programs, services, and events that educate and motivate students to adopt healthy behaviors. The Healthy Husky initiative supports the well-rounded health of BU students via the collaboration of services provided by Bloomsburg University’s Student Health Center, Center for Counseling & Human Development, the Health and Wellness Educator, DAWN (alcohol and drug prevention and intervention), and Husky PAWS (Peer Assisted Wellness Services). For more information, visit the Healthy Husky website.

Food Assistance

Bloomsburg University can provide students who are experiencing financial hardships with food assistance. Students who do not have the resources or means to obtain food for meals may utilize the Food Assistance website for more information and instruction on receiving these services.

Counseling

Bloomsburg University's Center for Counseling and Human Development helps students develop human relations skills and personal growth. Typical counseling concerns may include study skills, depression, relationship issues, stress management, assertiveness and effective communications, racism, sexism, and homophobia, human sexuality, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, survivors of rape, incest and sexual assault, depression, ACOA and family issues, self-esteem.

Additional Resources

Bloomsburg University has a plethora of different resources for students. The following link provides a list of these Resources and links to each of their associated web pages.

Legal Issues

A lawyer is on campus each semester for two hour sessions to discuss student legal concerns. Contact the Community Activities Office at 570-389-4462 for more information about specific dates, times and location. This service is provided by the Community Government Association.