Faculty and Staff Resources

Refer a Student

Office of the Dean of Students offers support with personal concerns, emergency situations, and the transition to college life. In addition to the support of students, members of our staff are able to serve as a resource for parents, family members, faculty, and staff as we work together in realizing student success. 

Faculty and staff across the University are frequently the first people who become aware of incidents of alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and are integral in addressing student behavior issues. If you have questions related to a potential incident of student misconduct, please contact our office at 419-372-2843.

  • If a student is bothering someone in class constantly, threatens someone in the class (i.e. teacher or students), or is making someone feel unsafe
  • If your efforts to manage a concern have not resolved the problem
  • If you are concerned about the welfare of the student, yourself, and others in the classroom
  • If a student ask for help in dealing with personal issues that are outside your role as a faculty or staff member
  • If a student is a constant disruption and refuses to alter behavior after being addressed regarding the issue
  • Title IX
  • Aware of a bias incident
  • Student misconduct
  • Student organization misconduct
  • Hazing

FERPA does not prohibit the sharing of personal observations and knowledge about a student among campus officials when there is a legitimate reason for concern.  

Request a Presentation

On Handling Distressed or Disruptive Students

If you would like an Office of the Dean of Students staff member to present to your faculty staff instructors or personnel in your department on how to handle a distressed or disruptive student please submit form below.

  • Distressed Students: While emotional or stressful responses are expected at certain times during the semester, you may notice someone acting in a way that is inconsistent with your normal experience with that person. You may be able to serve as a helpful resource in times of distress/personal struggle. Your expression of interest and concern may be critical factors in helping the student re-establish an emotional connectedness with family and friends. You may also be able to alert our University staff to ensure a timely and appropriate intervention.
  • Disruptive students: Behavior that interferes with other students, faculty or staff, or threatens the safety of the community and their access to an appropriate educational or work environment.
Or Never Cancel Class

If you are not able to have a prescheduled class and is interested in having a staff member from the Office of the Dean of Students present on any of the following: medical amnesty, student code of conduct, distressed or disruptive students or on services of our office please complete the form below.

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Drop-In Hours

The Drop-in Program serves as the first point of contact for students who call, email, or drop in to the Office of the Dean of Students. During business hours (Monday-Friday between 11am-5pm), there is a staff member on duty to assist incoming walk-in students that call, email or come in.

On-Call Program

The purpose of the ODOS On-Call program is to support students experiencing a health or safety emergency or crisis that occurs outside of normal university operating hours (after 5pm Monday-Friday and on the weekends). On-call staff provides personalized care to students during critical times. To speak with an on-call staff member, please contact the BGSU Police Department, 419-372-2346, and they can connect you to the staff member on call.

Updated: 08/09/2021 01:37PM