Imminent Danger Situations
On Campus: If you or someone with you are in imminent danger of harming yourself or others on campus, please immediately call Campus Security at (773) 244-5600 as well as 9-1-1 if appropriate.
Off Campus: If you, as a member of the North Park community, find yourself in an imminent danger situation while off campus, call 9-1-1 to request immediate assistance from local law enforcement. When it is safe to do so, you should also report the situation to North Park Campus Security at (773) 244-5600.
All employees of the University are legally required to report (or cause a report to be made) when abuse and/or sexual assault of a child is observed or suspected. All employees are required by policy to report all acts of violence, including sexual assault. Reports should be made to a Title IX coordinator and/or Campus Security.
Other Disruptive-Behavior Situations
Faculty, staff, and students should use the EARS system to report any instance where a student demonstrates disruptive behavior. These reports may be about academic or non-academic concerns.
Wellness Team Response
Following the receipt of an EARS report, or in follow-up to an emergency report, the director of student success will decide an appropriate initial response to deal with an incident and care for the student involved, which may include bringing details about the incident to the Wellness Team. If this decision is made, the director of student success and/or the dean of students will present the case to the Wellness Team to review and evaluate the student’s behavior.
If the Wellness Team reviews the case and determines the student’s behavior is disruptive to normal University operations, destructive of property, and/or presents a threat of harm to others, the Wellness Team may make a recommendation to the vice president for student engagement and/or designee to consider the student's dismissal or another sanction, including imposing conditions on their continued enrollment or residence on campus, pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.
The Wellness Team may also recommend to the student that they should voluntarily withdraw from the University or seek treatment as a condition of continuing enrollment. If this recommendation is made, members of the Wellness Team may come alongside the student to facilitate their voluntary withdrawal in accordance with established University procedures, as well as to assist in exploring treatment options.
A student’s refusal to accept the recommendations of the Wellness Team may result in their referral to the student conduct process.
The director of student success retains the right to determine that a student's behavior, while not imminently dangerous, is sufficiently egregious to warrant an immediate referral to the dean of students for consideration of immediate suspension or dismissal. Due process following such action will be allowed through the appeal process.
Responding to Non-Emergency and Non-Disruptive Behavior
In some cases, a student may come to the attention of faculty, staff, or other students who appears to be in need of non-emergency medical or psychological assistance. In these cases, the behavior is neither indicative of imminent danger nor is it disruptive to University functions.
Faculty, staff, and students should remind these individuals of the resources available through Health Services and Counseling Support Services and encourage their use. However, it is critical to remember that these services are not meant to substitute for—or avoid—the appropriate reporting of disruptive behavior as outlined above.
Faculty, staff, and students may consult with staff of Student Health Services and/or Counseling Support Services regarding concerns they may have about situations involving a student. If, in the judgment of the Student Health Services or Counseling Center staff member, the situation appears to rise to the level of disruptive behavior, the referrer will be advised to file an EARS report.