Early Alert Services are part of New Student Programs, and are intended to help students when an intervention of academic support is needed. Issues that Early Alert Services supports include academic performance, class attendance, and lack of engagement in the classroom.
Faculty and Staff
Use Starfish to raise a flag about a student’s academic progress. Course rosters and your advisees can be found in the Starfish portal.
To discuss a student of concern regarding mental health or substance abuse, please call the Dean of Students Office at 401-874-2098 and ask to speak to an Outreach and Intervention team member.
If the student being referred is a residential student (lives on campus), and is experiencing roommate conflict, homesickness, or other concerns regarding the residential experience please have students contact their Resident Advisor, Hall Director, or Housing and Residence Life Customer Service (Phone: 401.874.4151; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Referring parties can also contact Housing and Residence Life Customer Service (Phone: 401.874.4151; Email: ) with questions and/or concerns.
Peers and family members
You play a vital role in student success. As you notice friends or family members struggling academically or personally, it is important to refer these students to Early Alert for assistance. In collaboration with other campus support services, we reach out to students to provide individual guidance and help create strategies to address whatever issues may be of concern. Students may need only one meeting with our staff, or may need continuing support. Either way, we are here to help. It may be done via referral form, telephone, email, or in person. Referrals to Early Alert may be kept anonymous. Students are welcomed and encouraged to contact the office directly, as well.