If you are concerned about a student, please call the Student Affairs office at 828.227.7147
and you will be directed to appropriate personnel.
- The term
Student Concern is a designation used to coordinate clear communication, effective teamwork, and
formulate an appropriate response to the situation. Examples include, but are not
- Death, injury, or illness: in residence hall, community, at WCU-sponsored event or
activity; of student or staff away from campus; of a student’s or staff’s family members;
of a local, state, national, or global VIP.
- Health or welfare-threatening situations, such as: natural disasters (e.g. earthquake,
storm, loss of water or power, fire, hazardous material release, etc.); assaults (e.g.
bomb threats, explosions, hostage taking, sniper/shooting, physical or sexual assaults,
rape, fights, kidnapping, etc.); epidemics (e.g. measles, meningitis, hepatitis, food
poisoning, flu, etc.); military actions or acts of war; missing persons; suicide attempts;
civil disobedience (e.g., political or religious protests, athletic event demonstration,
riots, crowd control, etc.); major criminal arrest of a WCU community member; events
which could adversely alter public perception of the University or create an atmosphere
of fear or unrest.
- Or any other situation that has widespread implications for or potential impact on
students, and the university community.