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Referral Identifiers:

Student distress may manifest in behavior or in the reaction the behavior elicits in others. If you notice any of the following behaviors, the Distressed Student Protocol will assist you in responding to the student and providing appropriate referrals.

Student Behaviors

  • Behavioral or emotional change
  • Withdrawal
  • Change in hygiene or appearance
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Excessive or inappropriate anger
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Bizarre thoughts or behavior

Staff / Faculty Reactions to Student’s Behavior

  • Feeling uncomfortable about student’s comments or behavior
  • Concern about student’s ability to function
  • Feeling alarmed or frightened

Support for faculty and staff after working with a distressed student: Please contact Counseling and Psychological Services, 801-422-3035