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Identifying Risk

What types of behaviors should be referred to the At Risk Committee?

  • Extreme rudeness or insubordination to college officials, staff, faculty or administrators
  • Classroom disruption
  • Drunkenness in the classroom
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
  • Observed self-injurious behavior, such as cutting, burning, etc.
  • Online postings in Facebook, MySpace, RateMyProfessor that are threatening
  • Excessive class absenteeism
  • Suicidality, including threats (I am going to kill myself), gestures (erasing one’s hard drive), ideation (I’ve always thought about killing myself by jumping off a cliff), or attempts.
  • Acts motivated by hatred or discrimination, or paranoia that a student groundlessly believes they are being targeted
  • Stalking
  • Relationship violence (even if the victim doesn't want you to tell, unless the information is conveyed to you in a privileged relationship)
  • Hazing
  • Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
  • "Accidental" overdose
  • Disappearances, kidnappings or missing persons
  • Harassment
  • Alarming references to bombs, ammunition or ordnance
  • Alarming infatuation with fire or firearms