Signs of Distress

If you observe any of the following changes in a student, submit the  Student of Concern Referral Form.

Marked Change in Academic Performance/Behavior

  • Decline in performance or preparedness
  • Excessive absences or tardiness
  • Repeated requests for special consideration
  • Avoiding participation or dominating discussions
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Exaggerated emotional responses that are obviously inappropriate to the situation

Unusual Behavior or Appearance

  • Depressed mood or lethargy
  • Hyperactivity or rapid speech
  • Deterioration in personal hygiene or dress
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Strange or bizarre behavior / out of contact with reality

Emotional or Life Stressors

  • Problems with roommates, family, or partners
  • Life-threatening illness, injury, or death in family or friend
  • Experiencing physical or sexual assault
  • Target of discrimination or bullying
  • Difficulties in legal, financial, employment realms

References to Death/Suicide

  • Expressing feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Threatening behavior
  • Verbal or written references to suicide, homicide, or death
  • Isolating from friends, family, close peers

In the case of an emergency, CALL 911 for IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE. Intervention Referral Forms are not checked after business hours.