Imagine walking around campus, casually minding your own business, when you suddenly spot something concerning happening. Unsure of what to do, you stop and hesitate. You’d like to help, but you don’t know what appropriate action to take. Is there a way to get involved without risking your own safety? The answer is yes.
Report a concern quickly and confidentially with NUhelp. In cases like the one above, it's best to call 911 if you have a pressing or immediate concern, but otherwise, the NUhelp app has a feature specifically designed for students to report any concerns they have. When you first enter the NUhelp app, the Report feature is the dark red box at the bottom right hand corner. Once you select the Report option, you’ll be asked to fill out a form with the concern’s relevant details. These include the location, date, and description of the incident you’re reporting. Other optional details include uploading a photo of the incident or identifying the person or groups involved. These reports are then sent to the Dean of Students Office for review.
The NUhelp Report feature is not meant to be used for incidents of sexual misconduct or hate & bias. There is a separate form that can be found on the University’s website here. The NUhelp feature is meant for general concerns that violate University policies and/or threaten the safety of students, such as (but not limited to) academic concerns, relationship issue/violence, self-harm, vandalism, and more.
If you don’t know what category the incident falls under, choose the closest option and report it anyway. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. The NUhelp app’s Report feature is for students to responsibly and safely share their concerns with the University. So the next time you see something happening, just pull out your phone and report the incident.