Compassionate Action Policies and Procedures

Spalding University recognizes the need for support and assistance of students and has established policies and procedures for compassionate acton on the behalf of students. The Dean of Students acts as primary contact regarding compassionate action policies and call upon a multi-disciplinary group of campus professionals to aid students experiencing coping challenges, difficult life situations, severe medical/mental health issues, crisis or other factor that may impact their ability to successfully persist as members of the Spalding Learning Community.

Compassionate action policies are used assess and respond to students in situations where their behaviors either directly or indirectly threaten the safety of members of the campus community.

The policies on compassionate action include:

Conflict Resolution

Behavioral Intervention

Emergency Financial Assistance

Medical Leave

Threat Assessment

Response to Sexual Assault

The Dean of Students will call upon members of relevant departments and programs to assist in the assessment and response to issues requiring compassionate action. The following are campus professionals frequently consulted or brought in an ad hoc team by the Dean of Students in the applicaton of compassionate action.

Director of Student Counseling Center

Director of Campus Safety

Director of Residence Life

Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities

All referrals or requests for compassionate action be reviewed by the Dean of Students who will apply the relevant policy and procedure, assign the request/referral to a designee or convene a team to address the issue and apply relevant polices and procedures.

Other members of the campus community may be consulted or brought into an ad hoc team as deemed necessary by the Dean of Students.