How do I make an SOCT referral?

How do I make a referral?

Referrals can be made by completing an online report form. Although reports can be made 24 hours a day, the SOCT is generally available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also email or call 303-492-7348.The online report is preferred because it asks specific questions and it is in the reporting person’s own words.

If you think you need immediate consultation or response you should consider calling 911. If it is after-hours and not a situation best managed through the police, you can call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for 24 hour support at 303-492-6766.

Please keep in mind that calls to CAPS are not reported to the SOCT due to confidentiality restrictions. It is recommended that you also complete an SOCT referral, even if you receive assistance through CAPS.

What happens after I make a referral?

The SOCT has developed protocols to ensure concerning behaviors are responded to.

When a referral is submitted through the online reporting process, it is delivered to the SOCT email. The report is evaluated and outreach to the student is normally made on the same day that the report is received (not including times when our offices are closed). We collaboratively work with the student to determine needed resources and develop an action plan appropriate to the level of concern.

Keep in mind:

  • A student’s relationship with this office is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and, as such, we are limited regarding what we can discuss regarding any student-specific information without the student’s expressed consent.
  • Situations involving an alleged threat of harm to self will typically result in a referral to Counseling and Psychological Services.
  • The time for resolution is often undefined as a student’s relationship with the office is as long is as needed for the student to be successful.
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