February 9, 2022

Dean of Students Office revamps support page to be more resourceful for students

Student looks at a lap top computer.The Wayne State Dean of Students Office has revamped its conduct, support and intervention page in an effort to make it more resourceful for students, faculty, staff and students’ family members.

The new page includes links to important forms, including Student CARE Reports, the student complaint form, student code of conduct filing forms, information on Title IX reporting and COVID non-compliance reporting.

“We created this page where all of the forms exist in one area and added important information on when and why to submit each particular form,” said Nikolina Camaj, associate director and student conduct officer in the Dean of Students Office. “We think this will really help the university community with bringing to our attention important concerns, issues and problems. We have very brief explanations about each form so the filer can quickly see what form they need and report it to the correct place.

“We also included the Ask a Question form, introduced at the beginning of the pandemic, which has proven very useful as a way to ask any general question.”

The Dean of Students Office hopes this new page will help direct individuals to the correct form and provide a quicker response time.

Camaj said people with an emergency should call the Wayne State Police Department, but if anyone ever has any questions, they can call the Dean of Students Office at 313-577-1010 or contact doso@wayne.edu, which is checked multiple times, seven days a week.

“Our goal is to reply the same day, within 24 hours. We send responses on evenings and weekends,” Camaj said. “We just want to be as helpful as possible to the students, faculty and staff. We know of all the stresses going on right now for everyone, and we want everyone to know that when they need help we are there for them.”

The Student CARE Report is a useful resource for anyone concerned about a Wayne State student. Camaj said anyone can fill out a Student CARE Report, and are encouraged to do so.

“The CARE Report really focuses on a student’s basic needs or if there's just a general concern about a student's mental health,” Camaj said. “The CARE Report lists numerous challenges a student can be going through. So if you're worried about a Wayne State student, you can submit a report. We’ve had students file CARE Reports about themselves because they want resources. Our CARE team reaches out to them, we introduce ourselves and help them connect to the resources that they might need most.

“These CARE Reports are there to help the student, but also to help the person who's worried about the student, and let them know our office is here to help. We’re another tool that can connect students to the many resources on campus.”

For more information visit doso.wayne.edu/conduct.

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