Student Support Deans manage the academic support and outreach for all concussed undergraduate and graduate students and student-athletes on a short term basis.  

Students currently on campus should make an appointment with University Health Services (UHS) for an assessment, diagnosis and treatment. UHS will notify our office of your concussion automatically.

Students studying remotely can visit their personal physician for an assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Students should send a copy of a doctor's note to our office via email, [email protected]

Once our office is notified of a concussion, a dean’s note will been sent to faculty (informing professors of the injury and potential need for extensions and/or make up exams), and the student will be copied on this message.

A follow up phone call will be made to the student offering additional support and/or an appointment with the Dean of the Day.  Approximately 48-72 hours following this phone call, a resource email is sent to each concussed student which reviews and confirms campus resources available.

Many students feel nearly recovered within 7-10 days of the injury; however, there are some for whom the recovery is a more prolonged process.  For these students, deans will schedule an appointment to discuss additional academic support options, such as an updated dean’s note, course load reduction, incomplete, or the possibility of a change in grade option (if decision is made prior to the deadline).  

Additionally, for students whose recovery is longer than a two week period,  and it has become evident that short term support will not be enough; deans will discuss the possibility of a referral to SAS (Student Accessibility Services) for a more comprehensive academic plan.