Does someone need your help?
Do you know someone who’s suffering, acting out or putting themselves or others in harm’s way? Do you feel that you can't give them enough emotional support or simply don't know how? It's okay. You can still help.
A concerned persons report is a confidential way for concerned classmates, employees, family members and friends to report challenging and at-risk behaviors of peers and loved ones to the Dean of Students.
Here are some topics that are most commonly reported through this form:
- Aggressive behavior
- Changes in eating
- Dating issues
- Difficulty adjusting to campus
- Emotional support
- Extreme withdrawal
- False or distorted beliefs
- Family issues
- Inability to contact/locate someone
- Peer issues
- Physical health
- Self-harming behavior
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Social skills
- Substance abuse
- Sudden change in appearance or behavior
- Suicidal gestures or threats
- Unusual interest in weapons
- Verbal or written threats
- Violent or disturbing statements
- Violent or disturbing writings or art
The Academic Life Emergency Response Team (ALERTeam) is a student assistance team composed of the dean of students, counselors, staff, faculty and a residence director. This group has been trained as an intervention team to identify, intervene with and refer for assistance those students who are at risk for stress, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, etc., which affect their performance in school.
The ALERTeam will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of those who complete a concerned person report.
For questions about the form or to provide updates, additional information or clarify a concern, contact the Dean of Students.