Early Alert Referral

Cowell and Stevenson Colleges have an early alert team that is charged with reaching out, as early as possible, to students facing challenges in university life.  We hope to identify students who may be having difficulties in a variety of areas including academics, interpersonal relationships, emotional concerns, residence life, finances, and co-curricular involvement. We encourage referrals from all faculty and staff within the sister colleges. 

Examples of possible reasons for referring a student to the early alert team include:
  • Homesickness
  • Repeated absences
  • Crying or otherwise appearing distressed
  • Lack of connection with the college or university
  • Unresolved roommate issues
  • Poor academic progress

When the team receives a referral, the members will determine which staff member is best positioned to reach out to the student and make the necessary referral to the support services available at the university. Faculty may make a referral to Marie Yoo Senior Academic Preceptor, myoo@ucsc.edu.  This is a pilot program so faculty and staff at BOTH Cowell and Stevenson Colleges may make a referral from the same page (we have not created separate pages for each college). In your referral, indicate with which college the student is affiliated, if you know it.  Though our primary goal is to reach Cowell and Stevenson affiliated students, we will also accept and forward referrals for students affiliated with other colleges.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Woodside Bury, Senior Director, sarahcw@ucsc.edu831-459-3642.

Early Alert Team Members
Sarah Woodside Bury, Senior Director
Lenora Willis, Associate Director
Marie Yoo, Cowell & Stevenson Academic Preceptor
Janine Silvis, Assistant Director for Residential Education