Reporting/Who to Contact | Alcohol & Drugs

Reporting a Concern

If you would like to report a concern about a fellow Pacific University community member, here are the steps to do so:

Concerned about a fellow student:

Concerned about a staff or faculty member:

  • If this person is currently in danger, creating danger, or being very disruptive, call Campus Public Safety at 503-352-2230 or 911
  • If this individual is not currently in danger, contact either:

Who to Contact

If a faculty or staff member has concerns that a student may be engaging in problematic use of alcohol or other drugs, they should contact the Dean of Students Office in order to report their concerns. The Dean of Students will help determine the appropriate intervention in conjunction with other staff on campus who may have knowledge of the student. Faculty and staff members may also consult with Campus Wellness or Student Counseling regarding the situation.

If a faculty or staff member believes that a student is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, they should contact Campus Public Safety if the student is being disruptive or if the faculty/staff member has immediate concerns for the student’s safety or well-being. If the student is not disrupting the classroom or learning environment, the faculty or staff member should contact the Dean of Students office as soon as possible to report their concerns.

If a faculty or staff member believes that a student worker is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, the student worker’s supervisor should be notified. The supervisor should contact Campus Public Safety if the student is being disruptive or if the faculty/staff member has immediate concerns for the student’s safety or well-being. If the student is not being disruptive, and there is no concern for safety or well-being, the student’s supervisor should contact the Dean of Students office as soon as possible to report their concerns.

Faculty and staff in graduate and professional programs should refer to internal program handbooks or procedures to determine if additional actions are necessary.

Who to Contact if you have a Concern about a Colleague or Coworker

If this person is currently in danger, creating a dangerous situation, or being disruptive, call Campus Public Safety at 503-352-2230 or 911. If this individual is not currently in danger, but the suspected substance use appears to negatively impact the work environment, contact the Director of Human Resources.

If you are concerned that a colleague may be abusing substances outside of work, you may contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Information for the EAP is available on the Pacific Human Resources website.