Mental Health Resources
24/7 hotlines and services:
- Community Health Alliance (CHA): 24/ 7 crisis line 541-440-3532 or 1-800-866-9780 http://www.co.douglas.or.us/health/MH/
- Mercy Medical Center Emergency Room: 541-613-0611 or just go into the ER at 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97471
- Veterans Crisis Hotline: Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. http://veteranscrisisline.net/
- National Suicide Hotline: Call us 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Connects you to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
REMEMBER: If someone is in immediate danger, dial 911
Download / View a document with Support Strategies that can help.
Bistro Drop-In Support
The Community Health Alliance is providing drop-in support for faculty, staff and students in the Bistro – next to Loggers in the cafeteria. Counselor Tony Dicenzo is on-hand to provide a helpful, welcoming environment to talk. The Bistro is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone 541-440-7900.
The Community Health Alliance is providing 24-hour support over the phone. Call 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780. On campus, just dial x7900.
Student of Concern
If you feel a student's behavior needs to be addressed, please fill out the Student of Concern form.
Events on Campus
At this time, no additional remembrance events are scheduled on campus. Information about commencement and other events will be posted here, as more information is available.
FUNDING BILL SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR
The legislative bill that will fund the reconstruction of Snyder Hall and many of the security updates on our campus (lighting, locks, security officers, upgrades to our systems etc.) was signed by Governor Brown on March 30th. This is very good news for our campus as it means that the funding will be available to our campus. While this has taken quite a bit of time, it is important to understand that we have been hard at work making other security improvements all along. I will develop a special briefing for all of you on the status of our security upgrades that you may not be aware of around campus. This funding from the legislature will give us the ability to make more upgrades.
Many security updates have taken place while we were waiting for our funding to come though. Here is a list of some of the items:
- The mechanical door lock upgrade and replacements will be finished on April 4, 2016.
- The electronic door updates will be finished by mid-May.
- A Threat Assessment Team has been established and is meeting. Included in that team are HR, Student Services, Facilities, Campus Mental Health staff and the Undersheriff of Douglas County
- A flyover of the campus was done to assess lighting coverage and establish the final plan for upgrades and improvements to our system.
PRESIDENTIAL FINALISTS ON CAMPUS APRIL 13-15
We have two presidential candidates on campus for interviews and open forums April 13 -15th. The first finalist is Dr. Debra Thatcher, a research fellow at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. The second is Dr. Stephen Nacco, who is currently Vice President of Administrative Services and Executive Assistant to the President at Union County College in Cranford, NJ. Open forums to meet the candidates will be held in the Whipple Fine Arts building at 2:30 on both April 13th (Dr. Nacco) and April 14th (Dr. Thatcher). For more information about the candidates, please see The Oregonian article on this subject. http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/03/umpqua_community_college_narro.html.
HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING MATERIALS’ BOARDS
We have two boards in the Welcome Center highlighting the design of the building and examples of the finishes and materials for the Health Sciences Building. Opsis Architecture developed two boards that show what the building will look like and what the actual materials are that will be in the building for things like flooring, painting, tile, tabletops and other items. Come in and see how good the building will look when it is finished.
ACCREDITATION THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s accreditation visits from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. A special thank you goes out to the Accreditation Committee or as we call them the “Accredibles" consisting of Jason Aase, André Jacob, Joan Campbell, Dan Yoder, Jessica Richardson, Martha Joyce, Debi Gresham, Roxanne Kelly, Jesse Morrow, John Blackwood, Michael Oldon, Brian Proctor, Mike Matteo, Carol McGeehon, Gary Gray, ASUCC Public Relations, Micque Shoemaker, Jennifer Lantrip, Tena Lammers, and Les Rogers. This team of dedicated employees made the process fun and interesting for all of us.
BOARD MEETING WILL START AT 4PM ON APRIL 13TH
Because of the President candidate visits, we have delayed our Trustee Board meeting until 4pm on April 13th.
Dr. Walter Nolte Interim President, UCC
Faculty and staff with unmet financial needs directly related to the events of October 1st can present unpaid bills and their UCC identification and request that those bills be paid on the their behalf. This can be done at the Roseburg Salvation Army.
IMPORTANT: It is suggested that you call the Salvation Army and make an appointment in advance at 541-672-6679.
Accessing Relief from the Department of Justice
The Oregon Department of Justice has offered relief for any faculty and staff who were on campus on October 1. This relief can pay for medical, dental, hospital, funeral, counseling, loss of wages & support, physical rehabilitation and transportation. Expenses related to the crime must first be submitted to your insurance for payment, including health, dental or auto insurance. Any expenses not fully covered by insurance will be considered for payment. You will need to fill out a form on the Oregon Department of Justice website.
Umpqua Wellness Center
The Umpqua Wellness Center is the office that the State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) are going to be seeing clients out of during their deployment to Roseburg. These SERV-OR providers are licenses psychologists and social workers that will be coming to town in response to our campus tragedy. We hope that this will provide some needed relief to all those affected. This center is open to anyone affected by the recent events on campus, regardless of their location at the time of the shooting. This could be students, staff, faculty, their families, law enforcement, first responders, medical personnel … anyone. The services provided in the center are free.
Week of 11/23 (Thanksgiving), clinicians will be in the office M, T, W and Sat 9-5.
Starting the week of 11/30 the hours of Umpqua Wellness Center are as follows:
Monday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday – 9am to 5pm
Thursday – 9am to 7pm
Friday – 9am to 7pm
Saturday – 9am to 5pm
Umpqua Wellness Center
1813 W. Harvard, Suite 140
Roseburg, OR 97471
Student Grading and Transcripts
As a result of the October 1st tragedy, please keep the following in mind about fall 2015 grading:
- Feel free to be liberal in issuing Incomplete grades for students in need. This paperwork is available from the VPI office, dean’s office, and thru the Registrar’s Office.
- If you are having difficulty issuing grades by the deadline due to this tragedy then an “E” grade may be a possibility (this exception is available for this term only). Here are some things to think about when issuing “E” grades and possible ramifications to the student: graduation, financial aid, academic standing, and ability for students to transfer, etc. “E” grades must be submitted via normal grading process by the deadline. The grade must then be changed via the Supplementary Grade Report (Change of Grade form) before May 1, 2016 in order to prepare for June commencement. This grade is normally used for courses that are scheduled to extend into the next term and a grade cannot be submitted by the deadline as the course is not over.
- The Withdrawal deadline has been extended from November 24th to December 4th.
- There will be no students placed on academic suspension for fall 2015. Instead any student with a GPA below 2.0 will be placed on probation (this is a warning only).
Students needing assistance concerning an explanation about their grades for the fall 2015 term may request a note addressing the October 1st tragedy be sent with their academic transcript.
Fall Term Financial Aid Policy Changes
We understand that people handle situations differently. To show our support, there are certain adjustments that we have made to our policies for fall term only to help students in the recovery process. We have made the following changes to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid purposes only:
- Any student who receives a term of all “F” or “W” grades, or a combination of both, will be placed on WARN status rather than being automatically suspended.
- Any student currently on a PLAN will be allowed a term of grace and not suspended for grades lower than a “C”
- Any student who has met the maximum of three appeals allowed for Financial Aid suspension will be allowed an additional appeal
UCC’s Financial Aid Office is currently working with the Department of Education to determine if any additional temporary policy changes can be provided to help our students. Federal rules and regulations must be followed in order for UCC to provide and disperse federal financial aid funds to our students. Because of these rules, beginning in Winter term 2015, all of the currently published 15/16 policies will once again be in effect.
Current Information You Need to Know
There has been a lot of information sent about our recovery. We have made this section a central hub for the information you need to know, now. This site will be kept current with the latest information to help you with your work at UCC and to aid in the recovery process.
Student of Concern
We want to continue to look out for our students. If you are concerned about a student’s behavior, please fill out the Student of Concern Form.
If you think the student is an immediate threat to him or herself or others, call security at x 7777.