Temporary Leave for Mental Health

To Schedule an Assessment

Student Counseling Services
Harper Center 1st Floor
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178
Voice: 402.280.2735
Fax: 402.280.1859

For more information

Dr. Wayne Young, Jr.
Associate Vice Provost
Division of Student Life
Creighton University
Voice: 402.280.2775
Fax: 402.280.4706
waynejr@creighton.edu

 

Temporary Leave for Mental Health Re-Entry Process

Creighton University’s Division of Student Life seeks to empower and “accompany” students in their journey to persist towards graduation. At times, students take a temporary leave (generally less than 1 week) during the semester to recover from a mental health issue or episode.  This often involves the student seeking hospitalization or other medical care.  During these temporary leaves, the University asks a student to seek mental health treatment and requires a student to have an assessment prior to re-entry to campus life and classes.  This assessment is performed by the Director of Creighton University's Student Counseling Services or his/her designee. The following instructions provide students with the steps needed to re-enter Creighton University after a temporary leave for mental health. Please read through the steps below or you can download a pdf copy of the steps--> Steps for Re-Entry after a Temporary Leave for Mental Health (pdf)

Steps for Re-Entry after a Temporary Leave

Step 1: Ask Provider(s) for a Recommendation & Grant a Full Release
After discharge and/or treatment from your temporary leave, ask your provider(s) to send a written recommendation to Student Counseling Services (or if hospitalization send discharge summary) and give your approval for a full release to Student Counseling Services. Please reference the “Re-Entry Instructions for Providers” for this recommendation. Ask your provider(s) to send this written recommendation (or if hospitalization send discharge summary) prior to contacting Student Counseling Services to schedule an assessment. (Please note: When a student has a temporary leave due to mental health, a student will receive a formal notification from the University that they are asked to focus on their own health and not attend classes or be on campus until these steps are all complete.)

Step 2: Schedule an Assessment with Student Counseling Services
When you have confirmed that your provider(s) have sent a written recommendation (or if hospitalization, send discharge summary) to Student Counseling Services and you have approved for a full release to Student Counseling Services at Creighton University, please contact Student Counseling Services to schedule an assessment. (Student Counseling Services at Creighton University can be reached at 402.280.2735 voice.)

Step 3: Meet with Student Life
One to two days after meeting with Student Counseling Services, you will meet with Dr. Wayne Young, Jr., Associate Vice Provost for Student Life, or his designee, to complete a Student Life Student Support Plan. This meeting will be scheduled after a student meets with the Director of Student Counseling Services or his/her designee. The Student Support Plan will include recommendations from Student Counseling Services and is an agreement between the University and the student. Students will be asked to agree to a student support plan and a limited release of information at this meeting.