If you feel an individual is an immediate danger to themselves or others call Campus Police (609) 771-2345 or 911 at once.
Behaviors to Manage
The following are examples of behaviors that may be handled by faculty or staff without a CARE referral:
- Student surfing the net during lecture
- Texting in class
- Dominating class discussion – asking an overwhelming number of questions
- Sleeping in class
- Disrespectful, challenging language during class lecture or during office hours
- Concerning appearance (hygiene, dress, etc.)
Tips for responding to student behavior:
- Talk to the student in a quiet, safe place.
- Allow plenty of time and communicate care for the student’s well being.
- Consider having your department chair or a peer with you if you are re-addressing the behavior.
- If you have concerns for a student whom you have already attempted to help, consult with the Dean of Students Office.
Behaviors to Refer
The following behaviors are examples in which a CARE referral may be appropriate. Please note this is not an exhaustive list:
- Drastic change in appearance (hygiene, dress, etc.)
- Worrisome statements – “If I fail this class I might as well not be here”
- Atypical behavior – mumbling, shifting rapidly between moods
- Disjointed thoughts, intense emotions, inappropriate responses
- Disclosure of difficulty dealing with daily life, anxiety
- Concerns related to substance abuse/misuse
- High risk behaviors seen online and/or off campus
To submit a CARE referral, click here.
Behaviors to Report
The following behaviors are examples in which a Student Conduct/Incident Report may be appropriate. Please note this is not an exhaustive list:
- Actions that prohibit continuation of instruction
- Refusing to follow safety instructions
- Harassment in the learning environment
- Threatening or dangerous behavior
- Under the influence of a substance in the educational environment
To submit an incident report, click here.