PAWS Alert is an early intervention initiative maintained by Retention Management and Planning staff. The purpose of PAWS Alert is to support undergraduate and graduate students experiencing academic, personal, or transitional difficulties.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to make initial contact with students before submitting a PAWS Alert referral. By showing concern for a students academic success and personal well-being, you are providing the first level of intervention. If you have been unable to contact the student or would like additional support, please submit a PAWS Alert. Please be as thorough as you can to help us better understand the situation.
The PAWS Alert Process
Step 1: Alert - The faculty or staff member submits a PAWS Alert and receives an email confirming alert submission.
Step 2: Review - The PAWS Alert is received by the Retention Management and Planning Office and reviewed within 2-3 business days of receipt.
Step 3: Referral - Once reviewed by a Retention Management and Planning staff, the PAWS Alert is referred to an appropriate campus resource according to the alert type.
Step 4: Intervention - A staff member from the campus resource referral will attempt to contact the faculty/staff member and/or the referred student to provide information, support, and additional resources to address the student's need.