Reporting a Student Concern

The Dean of Students Office is committed to helping students succeed. We are available to help students with a variety of concerns and issues. You may choose to report a concern electronically. If you would like to discuss your concern with someone in the Dean of Students Office, you may contact us.

What is a Student Concern?

A student concern is a situation or experience that inhibits the student's ability to function well in the University environment. Student concerns may include but are not limited to:

  • A health or other condition that requires a long absence from the University.
  • A mental or emotional health condition that causes the student to be a threat to self or others.
  • Behavior that is disruptive to the educational environment.
  • A traumatic event experienced by a student.

If danger is immediate, call 911 or on campus 9-911. If you believe there is an urgent situation with a student, call the Counseling Center at 273-2676 and they will consult with you about what to do.

Report a Concern About a Student

Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about the behavior of a student that is potentially dangerous to self or others, or is disruptive are encouraged to report or discuss the concern with an appropriate University representative. If you have a concern about a student, confidentiality laws don't prevent you from reporting the concern. Urgent or crisis situations may include, but are not limited to:

  • A risk of suicide
  • A threat of harm to others
  • Severely disorganized, psychotic or out-of-control behavior
  • Trauma, such as sexual assault or the death or injury of someone close

You may report a concern about a student with the Student Concern Form

Report an Incident of Bias or Discrimination

A bias-related incident is any word or action directed toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics or background of a group or person that is harmful or hurtful. Some bias-related incidents may be contrary to law or policy, while some may be speech protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. You may report a bias incident with the Bias Incident Form.

Report an Incident of Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Assault

Violence Intervention Services provides comprehensive support and services for students harmed by violence, and leads university efforts toward creating an environment that is intolerant of violence and supportive of victims. You may anonymously report a sexual assault with the Sexual Assault Anonymous Reporting Form.