Division of Student Affairs

Risk Levels for Referral of Students

Observed mood changes
Observed appearance changes
Significant observed weight changes
Repeatedly falling asleep in class
Illnesses that might cause observed changes:
Thyroid dysfunction (hypo- or hyper-)
Electrolyte imbalances
Mental illnesses
Acute family/SO conflict

Illogical thinking/writings
Self-injury (cutting, burning)
Death of significant person
Extended absences secondary to illness (mononucleosis/influenza, etc.)
Decline in grades
Decline in attendance
Classroom disruptions (illness, vocalizing, harassment, etc.)
Confrontational w/faculty/peers/staff
Ongoing Family/significant other conflict
Observed change in peer group
Financial problems
Violation of Student Code of Conduct
Seizure disorder

Suicidal/homicidal ideation/plans/acts
Psychosis: hallucinations/delusions—observed or disclosed in writings
Sexual assault
Violence (victimization) – overt acts or writings
Behavioral & mood changes secondary to sleep deprivation 
Inappropriate communication/ contact (w/faculty, staff, or peers)
Sudden isolation or ongoing reclusive behavior
Classroom intoxication &/or possession of alcohol or other drugs
Repeat offender legally or in violation of Student Code of Conduct
Aggressive behavior/fights
Harassing behavior
Weapon in classroom/residence hall/car/apartment/on campus