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Student Referrals: Help a Zip

Help a Zip: An early alert system for your student concerns

Know a student who is having difficulties? Let us know about it here, and we'll alert campus professionals who will intervene and offer support.

Examples of issues that can be reported include:

  • missed assignments,
  • poor grades on exams, assignments and projects,
  • poor attendance,
  • personal problems and
  • financial issues.

Make a referral

For faculty and staff

MAP-Works logoSteps:

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Log in with your user name and UANet ID. You'll be sent inside MAP-Works.
  3. Look for "Student Referrals." Click on GO.

Refer a student

Faculty members are critical to student engagement and success. Please talk to students with whom you have concern, in addition to alerting our team of professionals by way of this service.

If the MAP-Works link for doesn't work for you, use this alternative.

For students, parents & others

The link below will take you to the submission form.

Refer a student

Other resources for students having difficulties

Report a concern about a student

If you have a concern about a student that may negatively affect the learning environment and pose harm to the health, welfare or safety of anyone, notify the CARE Team (Crisis Assessment Referral Evaluation Team).Make a referral online. About the CARE Team.

List of services available to students

The University offers an array of free services to help students adapt to the rigors of college life. See the list.

PDF icon Academic and personal resources

Program contacts:

Dr. Stacey Moore
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Simmons Hall 203
330-972-5770 or

Greg Dieringer
Executive Director, Student Initiatives
Simmons Hall 201
330-972-7572 or

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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