Suicide Prevention Protocol


Purpose

The purpose of this protocol is to provide education and guidance to faculty, staff, students, and other members of the college community to help prevent student suicide. All suicidal behavior or threats should be taken seriously and immediately referred in accordance with this protocol. In the case of an emergency, please dial 911 or contact Campus Police at 774.357.3911 immediately.

You can access the full Student Suicide Prevention Protocol here

Protocol

This Protocol shall be followed in the event a College employee has actual knowledge that a student…

a. Is actively engaged in suicidal behavior;

b. Has stated plans or intentions to commit suicide, including active suicidal ideation with specific plan and intent to act, or active suicidal ideation with some intent to act, without a specific plan;

c. Has engaged in suicidal behavior previously while enrolled at the college or recently before matriculation.

Where the college has actual knowledge that a student has engaged in suicidal behavior and is currently hospitalized, the Medical Withdrawal and Re-Entry policy shall be activated in the event the student seeks to return to the college.  

a.   Active Suicidal Behavior

  • Any member of the college community who has actual knowledge that a student is actively engaged in suicidal behavior shall immediately contact emergency personnel by calling 911 or Campus Police at 774.357.3911. For more information about the procedures that follow or definitions of terminology used, please click here for the full protocol.

b.   Active Suicidal Ideations with Stated Plans or Intentions 

  • Any member of the college community who has actual knowledge that a student has stated plans or intentions to engage in suicidal behavior shall contact Counseling and Health Services immediately at 774.357.2234 or Campus Police at 774.357.2218. For more information about the procedures that follow or definitions of terminology used, please click here for the full protocol.

c.    Previous Suicidal Behavior 

  • Any member of the college community who has actual knowledge that a student has engaged in suicidal behavior while enrolled, attempted suicide at the college, or recently before matriculating, shall submit a CARE Team Referral and/or notify Counseling and Health Services at 774.357.2234 and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management at 774.357.2150. For more information about the procedures that follow or definitions of terminology used, please click here for the full protocol.