ACT is a multidisciplinary panel from key offices across the Mount community who meet on a regular basis to review and evaluate concerns referred to them by members of the MSMC community, regarding students who may be experiencing social, mental, or physical health, academic, or other problems. ACT connects those individuals with campus support and resources they may need and evaluates potential danger to the campus community to prevent harm to campus community members. 

The mission of ACT is to support the MSMC community by responding to concerns about individuals who may pose a threat to the safety of themselves or others, or who may substantially disrupt normal college activity. Members of ACT work collaboratively to address the needs of these individuals and the overall well-being of the MSMC community.

Should you have a concern regarding a student, please do not hesitate to complete the Student of Concern Referral Form

Please note that a report can be anonymous. 

Making a report from a non-MSMC email? Please send your concern directly to act@msmc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

No. ACT has been assessing and taking action for the safety of the students and campus community for many years. ACT membership includes over ten professionals across campus departments who collaborate in the best interest of students. 

ACT addresses non-life threatening, but concerning common indicators of distress. This includes academic, emotional/behavioral, and physical/environmental concerns. Please review the images below for more information.

Currently, the form can be submitted by anyone within the Mount community. It will soon be available to family members, caregivers, and others active in students' lives outside of campus. 

Yes. Someone from ACT will reach out to you to discuss your situation and provide you with the best resources and support to meet your needs. 

Yes, please click the option to remain anonymous at the bottom of the referral form. 

No. Confidentiality is protected under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) rights, except for threats to self or others. 

You will receive an automatic message when the report is submitted which confirms it has been successfully received. The generalized process includes: referral → committee review → designated next steps. Please note that the specifics of the process may look different given each student’s unique circumstances. If you have more information to provide after you submit the referral, please contact act@msmc.edu.

You are not required to tell the student for submission purposes, but if you feel comfortable you can. 

Yes. Students are welcome to contact various campus departments for guidance and support needed during the summer. 

To contact Counseling please email: counseling@msmc.edu or call the office at 845-569-3115. To contact Health Services please email: healthservices@msmc.edu or call the office at 845-569-3152.

It is important to remember that the office staff operates during the following business hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.

Complete the ACT referral form if the concern is more than a typical academic or advisement concern. Please be advised that either report is acceptable since both concern MSMC students' wellness.

Yes. 

The counseling department offers resource appointments for students who aren’t interested in therapy but would like assistance with finding specific resources in their area tailored to their needs (i.e., case management appointments as opposed to counseling/therapy sessions). Please refer to the counseling department for off-campus resources here: https://portal.msmc.edu/ICS/Offices/Counseling/.

Flowchart of the ACT Process

Flowchart of the ACT Process

Supporting Students in Distress

Supporting students in distress infographic

Contact us

ACT Team Members

Contact
Email Address
act@msmc.edu

Alisha Williams-McCorvey

Assistant Vice President for Students
Contact
Email Address
Alisha.McCorvey@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3641
Location
Hudson Hall 115

Matthew Byrne

Executive Director of Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator, and Adjunct Instructor of Criminology
Contact
Office
845-569-3597

Richard Algarin

Director of Security and Safety
Contact
Email Address
Safety@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3598

Deirdre Pettus

Executive Director Health and Wellness Center
Contact
Email Address
healthservices@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3153

Dina Leduc

Assistant Director of Health Services, Nurse Practitioner
Contact
Email Address
healthservices@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3353

Amy Weit

Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct
Contact
Email Address
reslife@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3732
Location
Hudson Hall 117

Elizabeth Bruno

Associate Director of Counseling
Contact
Email Address
counseling@msmc.edu
Office
845-569-3433
Location
Aquinas 006-A

Margaret Kemp

Director of Disability Services and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Contact
Office
845-569-3638
Location
Aquinas 100C-3

Emily Lundy

Director of Student Engagement
Contact
Office
845-569-3112

Brianne Thompson

Director of Student Advising and FYE
Contact
Email Address
oss@msmc.edu
Phone
845-569-3238
Location
Aquinas Hall 105

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