Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Faculty and Staff

How will I recognize behaviours that may act as barriers to academic success?

Behaviours may include:

  • habitual tardiness
  • unexplained absences
  • difficulty completing work on time
  • low quiz or assignment grades
  • excessive in-class sleepiness
  • homesickness
  • social isolation
  • changes in behavior

Early Alert is not an emergency service

In the event of an emergency requiring police, ambulance or fire services, call 911 immediately.


How does Early Alert work?

  1. A staff or faculty member notices a student in difficulty and contacts the Early Alert office.
  2. Early Alert communicates with the student to offer optional, confidential support.
  3. Early Alert meets with the student to assess the student's needs and connect them to TRU resources or support services.
  4. Contact with unresponsive students is discontinued after 2 attempts. Referrers are notified regarding the level of responsiveness of the student.