Wellness and Safety

Agnes Scott College is committed to the wellness and safety of all students.  To support students’ wellness and safety the college has developed several protocols and services that students can access confidentially for themselves and that any Agnes Scott community member can access to help a student.
 
The Wellness and Safety team is a group of staff members who are trained to work closely with students who need support with the topics below and/or to assist faculty, parents, alumnae, students and other staff members who are concerned about a student who is experiencing any of the issues presented. Any member of our community can consult with a team member for resources, support or questions. The team member will discuss the signs and symptoms noticed, give advice about how to talk to the student of concern and discuss how to refer the student for an assessment. The college considers this a best practice for referral of a student.

Your Wellness and Safety Team Members.
Simply click on the member’s name to connect to them via email.

Kijua Sanders-McMurtry, Dean for Community Diversity
Juanita Gainous-Mottley, Wellness Center and Residential Living
Marcia Peters, Wellness Center  
Beth Vansant, Athletics
Connie Rembert, Public Safety 

The purpose of this emergency protocol is to provide a basic procedural guide to assist faculty, staff and students with a consistent process for supporting students in emergency situations. The Office of the Dean of Students provides 24-hour crisis management services to Agnes Scott students through a variety of sources.

Read the Dean of Students Emergency Response Protocol.

Disclaimer: The inclusion of these links on our website is meant to be a helpful resource for students. Agnes Scott is in no way endorsing these websites or organizations.

Agnes Scott College Protocol, Support and Resources

The links below will connect you to Agnes Scott College protocol, support and resources pertaining to the topics listed.

Alcohol and Drugs

TrustAgnes Scott College (ASC) has coordinated specific protocols to address the illegal use of drugs and alcohol on campus. Additionally the college has established policies and protocols to ensure the safe use of alcohol by students of legal drinking age.  

 Read ASC's alcohol and drug protocol.

The Partnership at DrugFree.org

Center for Disease Control

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

Disordered Eating

You MatterAgnes Scott College (ASC) has coordinated specific wellness services in order to serve students dealing with anorexia, bulimia or other forms of disordered eating.  We utilize a multidisciplinary team approach which consists of representatives from the fields of health, psychology, exercise, residence life, nutrition and office of disability services who work collaboratively with the student toward stated goals.

Read ASC's disordered eating protocol.

Visit the National Eating Disorders Association.

Self-Harm

Help and SupportAgnes Scott College (ASC) has coordinated specific wellness services in order to serve students dealing with cutting, burning, hair pulling, or other self-harm behavior.  We utilize a multidisciplinary team approach, which consists of representatives from the fields of health, psychology, residence life, and office of disability services who work collaboratively with the student toward stated goals.

Read ASC's self-harm protocol.

Helpguide.org

Mayo Clinic

Article in Psychiatry MMC

Suicide Prevention

Ask for helpAgnes Scott College (ASC) has coordinated specific wellness and safety services in order to serve students dealing with suicidal behaviors and/or suicidal ideation.  We utilize a multidisciplinary team approach, as this is considered a best practice for intervention of suicidal ideation-related concerns on college and university campuses.  The team consists of representatives from the fields of health, psychology, student life, academic affairs, and the office of disability services who work collaboratively with the student toward stated goals.

Read ASC's suicide prevention protocol.

Read ASC's Suicide Prevention & Response Protocol Resource for Faculty and Staff

For more information about suicide or how to recognize the signs and symptoms you may utilize the following resources:

Mayo Clinic  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/suicide/basics/definition/con-20033954

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide

CDC  http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/

Sexual Misconduct

SafeAgnes Scott College (ASC) has coordinated specific protocols to address sexual misconduct and support any student who may have experienced non-consensual conduct of a sexual nature. Our policies regarding sexual misconduct are under revision and will be updated Fall 2015.  Please see the Title IX Team members below for information on how to report sexual misconduct and Agnes Scott’s commitment to raise awareness and prevent, address, and eliminate all forms of sexual misconduct.

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

Office on Violence Against Women

RAINN Rape Abuse and Incest National Network

National Sexual Violence Resource Center