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Your Northeast CARE Team

Resources For Faculty & Staff

The CARE Team provides faculty, staff, students, families, or any other individual a resource to contact if they have concerns about a student's well-being. Our goal is to provide consultation, advocacy, resources, and education to help facilitate individual success and cultivate a safe campus environment.


As an employee of Northeast Community College, you can improve the success and well-being of your students by helping to ensure their access to essential resources and support services.

  • You can provide guidance and aid students in identifying resources and support services.
  • You can reduce stigma that may prevent students from accessing resources and support services.
  • You can promote open and honest conversations.

Proactive ideas for helping students:

  • Include information on your syllabi
    • Sample Basic Needs Insecurity Syllabus Text: If you are having difficulty affording groceries, accessing sufficient food to eat every day, personal care items or clothing and believe this may affect your academic performance and well-being, visit the CARE Team page at northeast.edu for resources.
  • Make an announcement on the first day about available resources and remind students regularly throughout the semester about available support.
  • Consider making a student-instructor meeting a course requirement.

Resources

We provide support services to help students succeed with their studies and with their careers after college. Explore our College Support Services. Support Services include, Academic Support, Advising, Tutoring Math Success Center, Writing Center, Counseling Services, Disability Services, TRIO Support Services, Testing Center, and more. Below are a few resources available at Northeast to help students.

Study Skills
Sometimes the hardest part of studying is knowing where to start. The following sites will help you organize your notes, generate flashcards, and offer tips on how to get the most from your studying time

Library Resource Center
The Northeast Library Resource Center staff provides individual assistance and collaborates with faculty to offer sessions on the effective use of technologies

Counseling Services
The College contracts with a private security firm to provide general campus security. Security officers work closely with local law enforcement agencies in coordinating campus security. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Campus Security
The College contracts with a private security firm to provide general campus security. Security officers work closely with local law enforcement agencies in coordinating campus security. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Northeast Food Pantry
The Northeast Food Pantry is free to all currently enrolled students. If you or someone you know needs support from the food pantry, please contact us at foodpantry@northeast.edu to schedule a time to pick up food and other essentials. We do our best to address needs so please be aware that it may be 24 business hours before we are able to respond to your email request

Sexual Misconduct
Any student, faculty or staff member, or visitor to the campus who has experienced, witnessed or has knowledge of gender-based harassment and/or discrimination, or other forms of sexual misconduct (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault) should report the incident immediately to the Police (911), Sioux City Night Patrol (402) 841-5163, the Title IX Coordinator, or one of the Title IX Team Members

Student Health Services
Faith Regional Health Services provides part-time health services for students on the Norfolk campus. Students have access to a nurse and many health-related services at no cost

What You Can Do

You can do a lot by being there for a student. Northeast offers support services to help students succeed. Please refer students to the support services available or try the following:

  • You can offer to talk privately with the student, express your concern about what you are observing, and ask how they are doing.
  • You can listen actively and supportively, taking the student’s concern seriously.
  • You do not need to take on the role of counselor, but you can be supportive and offer to help them find the help they need.
  • You can refer the student directly to our Student Health and Counseling Office or the CARE Team. Depending on your level of concern, you might offer to help them make an appointment with the counselor or walk them to the counselor’s office to make an appointment.
  • Avoid making promises of keeping secrets or confidentiality, particularly if there is a safety risk.

In circumstances where a student is threatening, disruptive, or violent you may need to contact Campus Security at (402) 841-5163 or 911.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance, please contact the CARE team at (402) 844-7282, or reach out to a CARE Team member:

  • Mary Balaski, Director of Disability Services
  • Josh Becker, Director of TRIO Student Support Services
  • Stephanie Brundieck, LCSW, Counselor
  • Sara Earl, Associate Director of Residence Life
  • Emily Norman, Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct
  • Brian Paulsen, Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Brad Ranslem, Associate Dean of Applied Technology
  • Lisa Reifenrath, Director of Advising Services