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Student at Risk Team

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The Student at Risk Team supports the well being and safety of students, faculty and staff. If you would like to report a concern, please cmplete the following form:

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About the Student at Risk Team

The Student at Risk (SAR) team at NSCC is comprised of representatives from several areas across the College, who bring their collective expertise to assess and respond to concerning student situations. These situations can vary both in type and level of urgency. The following are some of the typical situations considered by SAR:

  • Mental and emotional health situations
  • Behavioral/social situations
  • "Red flag" situations (student who is presenting unusual emotional displays, like crying; student who is noticeably angry or disgruntled; students who are not following typical self-care practices; or students whose behavior is mildly interfering with College operations and cannot be classified as a Code of Conduct violation)

Some of the following situations might not be handled by the SAR team, but by other entities at the College:

  • Students who have suicidal ideation and seek out crisis counseling at the College on their own
  • Immediate threats to the College community, which are handled by campus police
  • Title IX situations and certain Code of Conduct violations are handled by the Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator


The Mission of the The Student at Risk (SAR) team is to consider each student at risk case from multiple lenses, assess the level of potential risk to the student and/or others, and then triage appropriately by connecting student to appropriate resources within and/or outside the College, when, and as, necessary. Assessing and triaging also considers threat levels to the Community and appropriate response and follow-up, including working with Campus Police on possible threats. The team provides consultation to faculty and staff regarding concerning behaviors and situations presented by students. In certain cases, the team also provides information and feedback on Title IX, Affirmative Action, and Conduct situations, when consulted by the Title IX coordinator and/or Dean of Students.

Meet the team

The SAR team is comprised of representatives from the College and is chaired by the Dean of Students and a Co-Chair. The team is composed of the following members:

  • Crisis Counselors
  • Campus Police Chief
  • Campus Police Lieutenant
  • Accessibility Services Director
  • Student Health Services Coordinator
  • Representative of Academic Affairs
  • Dean of Students and/or designee

Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Ph.D. Bonie Bagchi Williamson, Ph.D.
Student at Risk Team Chair
Dean of Students
Office Dean of Students
Email: nbagchiw@northshore.edu

David Cook David Cook
Student at Risk Team Co-Chair
Campus Police
Email: dcook@northshore.edu

Debbie Campbell Debbie Campbell
Student Support Center
Senior Academic Counselor
Email: dcampbel@northshore.edu

Donna Davis Donna Davis
Student Support Center
Senior Academic Counselor
Email: ddavis@northshore.edu

Brianne Duff
Student Health Services
Coordinator of Health Services
Email: bduff@northshore.edu

Christen Gaudenzi
Dean of Students Office/OSE
Administative Support to the SAR Team
Email: cgaudenz@northshore.edu

Susan Graham Susan Graham
Accessibility Services
Director of Accessibility Services
Email: sgraham@northshore.edu

Ronald Smith
Assistant Dean: Human Services & Emergency Response
Email: rsmith@northshore.edu

Doug Puska
Campus Police
Chief of Campus Police
Email: dpuska@northshore.edu

Elissa Al-Chokhachy
Health Services
Health Care Counselor
Email: ealchokh@northshore.edu

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