Student Support Network

  • To identify and support students who are struggling academically, socially, or personally
What is the Student Support Network (SSN)?

The Student Support Network (SSN) is a small team of faculty, staff, and administrators representing a variety of departments who confidentially discuss appropriate and timely interventions for students in need of assistance or support.

SSN Goals

To encourage students' persistence to graduation and their active pursuit of God's call on their lives

  • By identifying and supporting students who are struggling academically, socially, or personally, or who may be considering withdrawing from George Fox
  • By assigning an appropriate person to follow up with the student
  • By pointing the student to available resources

Sending an Alert to the SSN

George Fox Community Members – Students & Employees                                                                                                   

If you have a George Fox account and you are concerned about a student, go to  Fox360.georgefox.edu (or click the logo to the right), log in to Fox360 and submit an ALERT. 

Parents and others without a George Fox login 

If you are concerned about a student, please click on this link to access our Intervention Alert Form . 

Student Emergency Fund 

The purpose of the Student Emergency Fund is to provide compassionate assistance to students in emergency situations. It is intended to assist students during times of crisis by providing financial support where a clear need exists.

PURPOSE
This fund is intended to assist undergraduate students in emergencies when funds are not readily available through a student’s immediate support network (family & friends).

AMOUNT
The Student Emergency Fund is limited to $500 per student for the time they are enrolled at GFU.

THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA MUST BE MET
1. Currently enrolled at George Fox University
2. Currently in good-standing at George Fox University
3. Evidence of need will be requested from the Financial Aid office
4. Approval from Financial Aid to add additional funds to a financial aid package
5. Receipts for expenses may be requested as needed

PROHIBITED ITEMS
1. Tuition payments
2. Academic testing
3. Textbooks - for textbook assistance - https://www.georgefox.edu/offices/dso/textbook-assistance.html


PAYMENT WILL BE MADE IN THE FORM OF 
* Gift cards to local grocery stores, gasoline companies, etc...
* Direct payments for bills such as rent, utilities, phone, medical bills, automobile repair

To apply for the Student Emergency Fund, please follow these steps:

  1. Read the policies & guidelines carefully
  2. Complete the online form - https://forms.gle/b5z2ZiP13U26hAFX6
  3. Schedule a 15-minute appointment with the Student Care & Student Life Operations Specialist by emailing studentlife@georgefox.edu

 

Textbook Assistance Fund

The purpose of the Textbook Assistance Fund is to provide assistance to undergraduate students who are unable to purchase required textbooks due to financial hardship.  The fund is intended to assist students by providing financial support where a clear need exists.

Textbook Assistance Fund Guidelines & Form

 


If you have any questions about assisting students, please contact one of the people listed below:

 Rick Muthiah - Director of Learning Support Services
rmuthiah@georgefox.edu ( 503-554-2314)

Jere Witherspoon - Student Care & Student Life Operations Specialist
jwithers@georgefox.edu  ( 503-554-2316)