Actions and Resources for Resolving Student Issues

NECC Student Safety Net

Contacts for Resolving Student Issues
Resource Description Contact
Counseling If a student is in need of mental health counseling. Karen Hruska
L.M.H.C., director of counseling services
978-556-3732
khruska@necc.mass.edu, LC125 / D119
Social Services Referral If a student is experiencing outside challenges that impede academic progress and needs referral to appropriate community resource (and is Not in immediate difficulty)

Haverhill:
Stephanie Wares
academic advisor/community referral
978-556-3412
swares@necc.mass.edu

Lawrence:
Janel D’Agata-Lynch,
Coordinator of Civic Engagement, Service-Learning and Community Resources
Phone: 978-556-3471
Email: jdagatalynch@necc.mass.edu

Vanessa Desani
Academic Advisor and Community Referral Counselor
Phone: 978-655-5921
Email: vdesani@necc.mass.edu

 

Care and Concern Team If a student displays change of behavior (and it is NOT an emergency)

The Care and Concern Outreach Team

Janel D’Agata-Lynch,
Coordinator of Civic Engagement, Service-Learning and Community Resources
Phone: 978-556-3471
Email: jdagatalynch@necc.mass.edu

Vengerflutta Smith
Interim Director of Student Life and Student Conduct Administrator L121
Phone: 978-556-3818
Email: vsmith@necc.mass.edu

Learning Accommodations If a student needs services or support for a documented learning, psychiatric, developmental, or other disability

Learning Accommodations

Susan Martin
Director, SC111
Phone: 978-556-3654
Email: smartin@necc.mass.edu

If a student is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Deb McKinney
Manager, SC110
Phone: 978-241-7045 (VP/V)
Email: dmckinney@necc.mass.edu

Sexual Violence Allegations of sexual violence: sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking

Justine Caron
Coordinator of Title IX, Director of human resources, B219
Phone: 978-556-3956
Email: jcaron@necc.mass.edu

PUBLIC SAFETY: 978-556-3333 OR X3333 from any campus phone

 

Code of Conduct, Student Grievance, and Reporting Abuse
Resource Description Contact
Code of Conduct Issues If there is a discipline issue with a student or a student violates the NECC Code of Conduct:

Vengerflutta Smith
Interim Director of Student Life and Student Conduct Administrator, D105
978-556-3818
vsmith@necc.mass.edu

Student Grievances

If a student has a grievance related to a perceived injustice:

Haverhill:

Tina Favara
Interim dean of student life, SC103A/D105
code of conduct officer
978-556-3720
tfavara@necc.mass.edu

Vengerflutta Smith
Interim Director of Student Life and Student Conduct Administrator, SC103A/D105
978-556-3818
vsmith@necc.mass.edux

Students with grade disputes are referred to the academic dean.

Reporting Abuse If you are given information that a child, elder, or person with a disability is being abused you are required by law to report the abuse:

Child:
Call Department of Children and Families,
Lawrence: 978-557-2500
Haverhill: 978-469-8800

Elder:
Call the 24-hour hotline to report elder abuse, 800-922-2275

Disabled:
Call the disabled persons protection commission, 800-426-9009 V/TTY

Domestic Violence:
If a student reports that they are a victim of domestic violence by a partner, contact:

Haverhill:
Stephanie Wares
academic advisor/community referral
Phone: 978-556-3412
Email: swares@necc.mass.edu

Lawrence:
Vanessa Desani
Academic Advisor / Community Referral
Phone: 978-655-5921
Email: vdesani@necc.mass.edu