Save our Students (SOS) Initiative
You've asked for it and now it is finally here! An easier way to submit the Save our Student (SOS) form. This new method, by way of the Navigate link on your My.NYIT portal, will allow you to find the student right from your class roster, click on their name, and select the "Issue an Alert" link from the Action drop down menu. A short form will appear for you to complete and submit. Review the simple steps on Issuing an Alert.
The Save our Students (SOS) Early Alert Initiative lets faculty and staff provide feedback identifying undergraduate students at risk for attrition. Your concerned, proactive feedback allows the Undergraduate Academic Advising (UAA) staff to take action in helping students address concerning behavior and, hopefully, succeed in the current semester.
Faculty members are encouraged to Issue an Alert as soon as they identify an undergraduate student who would benefit from additional outreach. In an effort to help UAA cater to your concerns and your student's needs, please note the following suggestions before Issuing an Alert:
- Before Issuing an Alert, please make at least one attempt at expressing your concerns directly with the student. This will avoid our outreach coming across as a surprise.
- An Alert can be submitted any time during the fall or spring semesters. However it is most effective when submitted with sufficient time to address and resolve the identified concerns.
- If there is no chance for the student to salvage his/her grade in your course, you may consider recommending a withdrawal. See withdrawal instructions.
Please provide any and all information that you think will be helpful for us to know. The more information you provide, the better we will be able to assist.