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Report a Concern

If you are concerned about the well-being of a student, we invite you to contact us by reporting your concern. This form can be completed by any NSU faculty, staff, student, parent/relative, or community member. This form is intended to provide information about an NSU student who may be exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being. Expressing concern shortly after an issue is raised or incident has occurred can help with early intervention and success. A student may also submit this form on their own behalf if seeking support and referrals.

The Student Concerns Committee reviews the information you provide, takes the most appropriate action and makes the necessary referrals and support to the student. Someone from the Office may follow-up with you if needed. Please provide as much information as you can. If you would like to first talk to someone about your concerns, feel free to call Assistant Dean for Student Development, Michelle Manley at (954) 262-7281.

How to Report

There are three major types of reports that we process here at the Office of Student Conduct.  Incident Reports cover violations of the student handbook, major facilities concerns, or other occurrences that happens on campus or between Nova Students.  Student Behavioral Concerns Reports cover concerns about individual student’s personal, physical, and emotional well-being. The last report that the Office of Student Conduct processes is the Student Grievances Report which are for any incidents relating to discrimination in regards to Ability, Race, Ethnicity, Age, or other protected status.  If your incident involves discrimination in regards to sex or gender, sexual misconduct, or any other Title IX concern, you can find more information at the university’s Title IX Resource Page.

Report an Incident

If you believe someone has violated the Student Code of Conduct as laid out in the student handbook or something of concern has happened to you while on campus, you can contact us by reporting the incident. Please include relevant, objective information in the report and the identity information that you have concerning alleged students as well as witnesses to aid the office in our investigations. 

If this is an emergency, please contact Public Safety at (954) 262-8999. 

Report a Behavioral Concern

If you are concerned about the well-being of a student, we invite you to contact us by reporting your concern. This form can be completed by any NSU faculty, staff, student, parent/relative, or community member. This form is intended to provide information about an NSU student who may be exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical, and emotional well-being. Expressing concern shortly after an issue is raised or incident has occurred can help with early intervention and success. A student may also submit this form on their own behalf if seeking support and referrals.

The Student Concerns Committee reviews the information you provide, takes the most appropriate action and makes the necessary referrals and support to the student. Someone from the Office may follow-up with you if needed. Please provide as much information as you can. If you would like to first talk to someone about your concerns, feel free to call Assistant Dean for Student Development, Michelle Manley at (954) 262-7281.

Student Grievances

If you have a formal complaint of discrimination, not including sex or gender based discrimination, reporting it to the Office of Student Conduct is one way of initiating a full, formal investigation. The office handles two forms of official grievances: 1) Discrimination Based on Disability and 2) Nonacademic Grievances.  Academic Grievances should be referred to the student’s academic center.  Discrimination in regards to sex or gender, sexual misconduct, or any other Title IX concern, can be reported at the university’s Title IX Resource Page.

For Discrimination Based on Disability, a formal complaint must be written and provide a detailed account of the alleged disability discrimination. The purpose of this policy is to provide for the prompt, adequate, and impartial investigation of all complaints of disability discrimination and/or disability-based harassment.  

For Nonacademic Grievances, as they can often be adversarial, unpleasant, and unsatisfying, we recommend that students discuss problems before resorting to the formal grievance steps. When formal grievance steps are perceived as necessary, students have a right to a fair process and hearing without retribution. 

Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information concerning all grievance procedures.

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