Hardships - Instructor guidance

Hardships such as housing or food insecurity, uncertain documentation and immigration status, serious medical and mental health concerns, and significant familial distress, directly affect a student’s ability to be present and committed to their educational endeavors.

While instructors are required to respect accommodations requested through DSP, well-founded requests may also come from other sources, such as the Center for Support and Intervention(link is external)Instructors are encouraged to work with the notifying office to determine whether an adjustment, even if not required by law, might still be appropriate to allow. Instructors are encouraged to refer students to the Center for Support and Intervention(link is external) to advise students experiencing significant hardships. 

If a student is exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical, and/or emotional well-being, you are encouraged to submit a Care Report(link is external). The Gold Folder(link is external) can help you identify the indicators of distress.