East Central University aims to help students who might be showing signs of distress. However, the University cannot do the job alone, and needs assistance from those on campus who witness something that is cause for concern.
In most situations, when a person reports a student's behavior, it means they are worried about him/her and believes the University may be able to help connect that student with available resources. When a report is received, Student Development will call upon professional staff members from several university departments with mental health, student development, law enforcement, academic, and administrative expertise.
These professionals will investigate the concerning behavior and seek to improve a student's experience on campus. If the student identified in the referral has challenges, the University is here to partner with the student in implementing strategies to help the student solve through any difficulties or challenges that might be precluding them from reaching their goals. When referrals are received, as members of the Tiger Family, we want the student's experience on campus to be safe and enjoyable - and for others to feel less worried about them.
Please note: ECU cannot take anonymous reports. We hope to deal with specifics in order to assist students. If you have a questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by calling the Office of Student Development at 580-559-5208 or complete the request form below.