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Office of Wellness and Mental Health Program

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Welcome! The Office of Wellness and Mental Health works with all members of the NOVA Community. Our program makes it easy to request assistance and/or document behavior. There are currently five primary classifications for categorizing incident reports:

  1. Academic Integrity Violation
  2. Student Needing Assistance Report
  3. Student Code of Conduct Violation
  4. Sexual Misconduct / Title IX
  5. Reports about Faculty or Staff behavior may be made by contacting HR

Responders are trained to address every report. All incident reports submitted through the Office of Wellness and Mental Health are reviewed and assigned to an appropriate responder based on the information in the report. Concerning behavior should be reported right away.

Examples of concerning behavior are:

  • classroom disruption
  • self-destructive behavior
  • negative change in academic performance
  • writing or drawings that convey intentions of self-harm or harm to others
  • significant changes in appearance, attitude or personality
  • unusual or bizarre behavior
  • incoherent speech
  • intoxication
  • victimization
  • overly stressed
  • unresolved medical issues
  • violation of academic integrity (ex. plagiarism and cheating)
  • violent or threatening behavior and/or communication

Please click here to make a report.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

For information, please go to the Student Records (FERPA) page and Federal FERPA page.

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