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Student Support Network (SSN)

The dean of students convenes weekly meetings of the Student Support Network (SSN) to coordinate helping resources for students whose behavior indicates they may be in serious trouble. The core SSN consists of the Dean of Students, the Dean of Studies, the Director of Residential Life, and the Director of Counseling, but other administrators are invited as appropriate.

SSN members may share information about students who appear to be in trouble (e.g., who appear to be at risk to themselves or others, whose academic situation is dire, who are experiencing significant personal problems, or whose behavior is alarming other members of the college community.) The group then determines if action by individual members of the group is warranted and might be helpful.

The SSN Reporting Form is available to bring situations to the attention of Vassar College so that these situations may be addressed.