At High Point University, we are committed to our student’s success, both in and out of the classroom. It is a time for a life journey that is full of promise and opportunities. College is a time of intellectual pursuit and development and a time for personal development and growth. For all HPU students, there are times that the journey can be enhanced by the support from others and personal discovery that is necessary. Care Alert is a mechanism that community members may utilize to help someone who is in need. This program is offered through the Office of Student Life and the Counseling Center. The HPU Counseling Center provides individual support and guidance to students who may be struggling with the college experience or other life challenges. These issues include:
- Trouble Making Friends
- Substance Abuse
- Housing Concerns
- Family Issues
The main goal of the HPU Care Alert program is to help students to be successful at HPU through individual support and care and the coordination of HPU resources. Care Alert staff will reach out to students to discuss the issue they may be facing and to devise a strategy to help address these issues. Students may continue to meet with our staff on a regular basis, be referred to counseling services or offices on campus, or decide that they have received sufficient information after the first meeting.
Faculty, staff, peers and HPU family members play a vital role in a student’s success. As members of the HPU community take notice that students are struggling academically, socially, or personally, it is important to refer these students to the Care Alert program for assistance. Students are welcomed and encouraged to contact the office directly if they have a need. Referrals may be made by students, parents, faculty or staff.
Referrals from staff/faculty, family members, peers and students themselves may be done via telephone, email, or in person. Referrals to Care Alert may be kept anonymous. If you would prefer to email your notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, if this is a personal emergency or someone is in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or 336-841-9111.