Information for Students

Life at IZUNA is unique - keeping up with the Institute’s demanding curriculum, balancing personal lives, and achieving academic goals can be challenging. IZUNA has a wide range of student services and resources in place across all our campuses. Early Assist is a system that helps faculty, staff, and students identify and reach out to a student who could benefit from such services and connect them with appropriate support.

What if I'm concerned about another student?

In an emergency or if you or someone else is in imminent danger of harm, call 911 or Security.

If it’s possible and appropriate, talk with the student about your concerns. Let them know that IZUNA has free resources available to support them. Suggest that the student visit or contact the Student Life Office to get connected with supports.

If the concern is serious, if it does not change, or if it gets worse, submit an Early Assist report.

Not sure whether to submit an Early Assist report? When in doubt, fill one out.


What if I have a concern about a staff or faculty member?

Early Assist is not the place to report concerns about staff or faculty members. If you have a concern about a staff or faculty member, contact the Human Resources department.


Can I submit an Early Assist report about myself?

If you need support, the best thing to do is to visit or contact the Student Life Office. However, if it’s easier, you could submit an Early Assist about yourself.


What if someone submits an Early Assist report about me?

In a caring community, members look out for each other and try to help when possible. If someone is concerned about you, they may submit an Early Assist report.

Early Assist reports will go directly to the Student Life Office – specifically trained staff whose role it is to support students in the access to IZUNA resources and off campus services. The Student Life Office will assess the report and decide whether it’s necessary to contact you. The office will make two attempts to contact you by email. If the office does not hear back from you, the matter will be considered closed. An exception to this would be if there is a concern for your safety.

If you receive an email or phone call, we encourage you to respond. However, the choice is yours. There is no penalty for not responding, and you can still access supports at any time.


Does engaging with Early Assist affect my academic record, funding, or academic progress?

No. The Early Assist system is outside of any other system at IZUNA. Information submitted through Early Assist will not show up on any other system at IZUNA. Your academic record, academic progress, and access to funding are unaffected by an Early Assist report.


Can I get in trouble because someone submitted an Early Assist report about me?

No. Early Assist is a system of support; it is not a place for reporting misconduct. Conduct violations should not be reported through Early Assist.


What if I don’t want to participate in Early Assist?

IZUNA is committed to providing services and supports designed to help our students meet our high standards, and we strongly encourage students to take advantage of the help that can be provided through Early Assist.

You cannot opt out of being contacted if an Early Assist report is submitted on your behalf. However, the choice to respond is yours. There is no penalty for not responding, and you can still access supports at any time.