Early Alert FAQs

What is Early Alert?

The Early Alert program is a referral program for faculty, staff, students, and parents who are concerned about the physical, emotional, academic or personal health of a University student. The Early Alert Program can assess the situation, offer support, and provide referrals to the breadth of resources on-campus. If you would like to learn more about the Early Alert program you can contact the Care Team Coordinator Gina Loschiavo at 503.943.7709.

What does the Early Alert team do?

The Early Alert program was created and designed as a safety net and resource for any student of concern who does not seem to be receiving adequate attention within the existing structures on campus already. When appropriate, the Care Team Coordinator Gina Loschiavo, will do direct outreach to students to offer assistance. We provide information to students about the resources available to them both on and off campus. The Early Alert team will monitor students’ progress, until such time as we feel the appropriate people or departments are dealing effectively with the students’ needs. 

What can I do if I am concerned about a student?

If you are concerned about a student and you need guidance or support with how to move forward, please submit an Early Alert.

You may also consult the Getting the Right Help for Students handout which shows the resources you can contact to get students the right help.

When should I submit an Early Alert report?

When a student:

  • Has multiple absences
  • Missed a quiz, test, short papers, or term papers without prior communication or if the communication is concerning
  • Has difficulty staying engaged in class presentations or discussions
  • Exhibits any substantial change in behavior, mood, or appearance
  • Fails to maintain academic boundary in and out of the classroom
  • Expresses significant personal or family problems in conversation, emails, or assignment
  • Has experienced a death/significant illness of a family member or friend
  • Has been hospitalized, injured, or experiencing a significant illness
  • Informed a teacher, staff member, or student that he or she will be missing a significant number of classes
  • Has indicated severe resource insecurity affecting access to housing, food, academic books/supplies, or any other basic needs

What happens after I submit an Early Alert report?

Early Alert reports are received and reviewed by the Care Team Coordinator, Gina Loschiavo. After receiving a report Siri will assign the case to a case manager so that the student of concern can receive support and be connected to the appropriate resources. After submitting the report you will be contacted to see if you have additional information to share or if you need guidance with supporting the student of concern. At any point if you have information you would like to share, please contact Gina Loschiavo at 503.943.7709.