COC extends Student Health Center hours in Oregon shooting aftermath

by Jose Franco 0

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In the aftermath of the Oct. 1 Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon, College of the Canyons is extending operating hours of the Student Health and Wellness Center until 7 p.m. from Monday Oct. 5 through Oct. 8 in order to accommodate evening students and any other students who may need the center’s services.

In an email to the campus community, COC Chancellor Dianne Van Hook also reiterated what students and faculty can do if they feel there may be someone in danger or a threat to others.

“What we can all do is to pay attention, trust our instincts, and when we see something, hear something, read something on the Internet or social media that indicates something is wrong or someone is in danger, we can tell someone.  I encourage you to do just that,” Van Hook said via email.

Van Hook also said the college’s Behavior Intervention Team – a joint effort between the Student Health Center, Student Services and campus safety – was created as a way to connect students with relevant health and safety services.

If there is concern for a student, you may contact Dean of Student Services Michael Joslin (661-362-3260), Assistant Director of the Student Health and Wellness Center Larry Schallert (661-362-3386), Student Health and Wellness Center Director Mary Manuel (661-362-3184), or Camus Safety Director Tammy Castor (661-362-3516).

Van Hook also said the college flag will remain half-staff through Wednesday in honor of the victims.

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