Navarro College promotes heath, wellness, and preventive care. The actions of a student who indicates a threat of harm to oneself is taken very seriously. Counselors in the Department of Student Guidance work diligently to make appropriate referrals, both for treatment and evaluation.
In the case of imminent threat, emergency personnel such as the Navarro College Department of Public Safety are contacted to assist in the determination of need for a mental health warrant for the protection of the student. This action may result in further consultation or referrals leading to professional evaluation and treatment.
The referred student’s instructors and emergency contact (family or other listed) may be notified about the student’s health-related absences. For more information on mental health protocol, students may review the Health and Safety section of the Navarro College Student Handbook.
Harm to Others
Navarro College may remove an individual from participation or not permit an individual to participate in or benefit from the services, programs, or activities of the public entity when that individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
“Direct threat” means a significant risk to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a modification of policies, practices, or procedures, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services as provided below.
In determining whether an individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, the Vice President of Student Services or a designee must make an individualized assessment, based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical knowledge or on the best available objective evidence, to ascertain:
- The nature, duration, and severity of the risk;
- The probability that the potential injury will actually occur; and
- Whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices, or procedures or the provision of auxiliary aids or services will mitigate the risk.