Campus Bulletin: Current Students, Faculty and Staff, Parents

Student Support Requests

October 26, 2022 10:45 AM

Communications Staff

Oberlin provides a range of on-campus resources to help students navigate the many opportunities and challenges of being a college student. One such resource is the Student Support Request form, which parents and families can submit on behalf of a student.  This form provides a way to express concern for students, connect them with resources, and support their well-being and academic success.

What are Student Support Requests?

The Student Support Request is a form that is available to students, faculty, staff, parents/guardians, families, and others. It is a method to refer a student who may be struggling emotionally, behaviorally, or academically to obtain additional support and resources.

Who should submit a Student Support Request?

Often there is more than one person who has a concern for a student, so the form is available to faculty, staff, and students on campus, as well as to parents/guardians, family members, and others off campus. 

When should I submit a Student Support Request? 

Please submit a request whenever you have a concern about a student and believe they would benefit from additional support. The earlier a student connects with resources, the more options they will have for addressing their concerns.

When should I not submit a Student Support Request?

If there is an emergency or immediate threat, contact Campus Safety at 440-775-8911 (open 24 hours 7 days a week).

How do I submit a Student Support Request?

Access the form here or on the Office of the Dean of Students website.

What happens when I submit a request?

Staff members from the Dean of Students Office, the Academic Advising Resource Center, and the Conservatory Dean’s Office will review submissions during business hours Monday through Friday and determine the best follow-up actions based on the nature of the concern. Please note that while you may submit a Student Support Request to the college, the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may prohibit the college from sharing students’ academic, personal, and medical information with others without the individual student’s written consent.