The Student Health and Wellness Center plays an essential role in the health and well-being of students by providing cost-effective quality health care, health teaching and encouraging and promoting responsible health habits. The health care professionals assist other departments and support university programs in creating a well environment for living, learning and working.
- To foster the university's main objective of educating the student towards independence, growth, and increased responsibility.
- To develop student trust in an atmosphere of positive mutual regard and respect.
- To provide health care in a manner that is acceptable and accessible to students.
- To minimize the likelihood of health problems interfering with the learning potential of the student
- To emphasize the value of prevention of disease and the promotion of health.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
You have the right to: respect,consideration, dignity, privacy,confidentiality, an explanation of your care, to now availability of services, to know fees for services, to know the names and positions of people working with you, review your medical records, to request to change health care providers, and to accept or decline care or treatment.
You have the responsibility to the following: be honest about your medical history, report any changes in your health, understand the health care and services offered, follow agreed on health care and medical instructions, respect other students and health services staff, make, keep and/or cancel your appointment, and provide us with feedback for improving services.
Good Samaritan Act
Southern Connecticut State University encourages living and learning environments that promote the health and safety of all members of the SCSU community. The misuse of alcohol and drugs poses a serious threat to the physical and mental health of the individual and places the entire campus community at risk.
The University expects students to abide by state and federal laws, as well as University policies, regarding alcohol and drug possession and consumption. However, the University recognizes that there may be times when students face medical emergencies involving excessive drinking and/or drug use. This Good Samaritan Statement seeks to diminish fear of disciplinary and conduct sanctions in such situations and to encourage individuals and organizations to seek needed medical attention for students in distress as a result of excessive alcohol and/or drug abuse.
In an effort to foster responsible student behavior and to respect the health and welfare of all members of the SCSU community, if an individual or organization reaches out to a campus official seeking medical attention for him/herself or for another, the student or organization requesting assistance and the student requiring assistance may not be subject to the typical disciplinary sanctions for a violation of campus and drug policies, as long as the individuals or organizations comply with all assessments and follow-up required by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.
The Good Samaritan Statement applies only to cases where there is a legitimate concern for a person's well being as a result of excessive alcohol or drug use. Additional infractions occurring simultaneous to the alcohol or drug use (i.e., acts of vandalism, physical assault, disorderly conduct) will be adjudicated separately. If the student is involved in any subsequent or repeat incidents involving misuse of alcohol and other drugs, the situation will be evaluated by the Dean of Students Office to determine if the Good Samaritan Statement applies. Further, this statement applies only to campus disciplinary procedures and does not apply to local, state, and federal processes.