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Types of Behaviors to Refer

Deciding to refer a student can be overwhelming and confusing, here are some guidelines to help you decided when to refer concerning behavior. It is always better to err on the side of caution and report behaviors you think may be a concern. Then the Case Managers of the SOC team will decide the next course of action. Examples of behaviors to refer may include, but are not limited to:

  • Extreme rudeness or insubordination to university officials, staff, faculty or administrators
  • Erratic behavior
  • Classroom disruptions
  • Abuse of substances (alcohol, drugs or other)
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Writings that convey clear
  • Intentions to harm self or others
  • Observed self-injurious behavior (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Online postings to social media outlets, etc. that are threatening
  • Excessive absenteeism
  • Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideations and attempts
  • Paranoia
  • Strange or odd behavior
  • Violent or aggressive behavior
  • Lack of responsiveness
  • Flat affect
  • Relationship violence
  • Clear signs of distress
  • Excessive changes in a student's demeanor or behaviors

If you are still unsure whether or not to share your concerns about a student you may contact the Division of Student Affairs at (303) 492-8476 and one of our Case Managers will guide you through the process. You may also contact other support services on campus for consultation or advisement. You may contact:

Additionally, the Continuum of Care committee has developed an online reference guide.