The Student of Concern Committee is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across UC Hastings which receives referrals pertaining to currently registered students of concern, collects additional information, and identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation.
The purpose of this team is to provide a means for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff.
Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being should be referred to this team of professionals.
The Students of Concern Committee is not meant to be the sole mechanism of communication and will not take the place of services provided by Student Health Services Counseling & Psychiatric Services, the Academic Dean’s Office, Student Services, Public Safety, or other established student services.
Committee's Responsibility to the Campus
Offices that are represented on the Committee:
The committee also consults with:
How to Identify Students in Distress
Students dealing with personal issues or problems often show signs that they are struggling. The severity of the distress is one factor that will determine the best response. We all may feel depressed or upset at one time or another. However, when symptoms of distress are persistent over a long period of time or when they interfere with academic responsibilities and social relationships, it may be a cause for concern. Here is a list of signs that may indicate that a student is in distress:
Physical or Psychological Signs
Other Factors to Consider
When to Refer a Student
How to Refer a Student
Members of the campus community can refer a student to the Student of Concern Committee by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 415.565.4701.NOTE: The Team is NOT for EMERGENCIES
A: FERPA pertains to the privacy of educational records, but it does not prohibit the reporting of observable behavior. If you are concerned about a personal interaction you have had with a student or an observation you have made pertaining to behavior, you are encouraged to report and/or consult with appropriate colleagues, especially as it relates to the educational mission of the UC Hastings.Q: What if my department already has a structure to deal with students of concern?
A: Great! You should continue to use that structure to proactively best support the student. In addition, we recommend you to still refer the student to the Student of Concern Committee. There is often another department or office that the student is in contact with and who may be having similar concerns that we are able to connect through multiple referrals.Q: Will I be contacted and updated about the student I refer?
A: Yes, you will be contacted to give the committee details about the concerning behavior. You may be updated with information as it pertains to the student’s interactions with you or your department. However, you will not be informed of details of conversations with the student or possible disciplinary action that may occur, depending on the situation.
Assisting the Student in Distress
Depression awareness and Suicide Prevention Online Training
Look For the Signs
UC Hastings Counseling and Psychiatric Services
Community Crisis Services
Places of Support on Campus
Public Safety, emergencies 9-1-1
Public Safety, Non-emergency number 415.565.4611
Students of Concern Committee 415.565.4701
Student Health Services 415.565.4612
Student Services 415.565.4773
Legal Education Opportunity Program 415.565.4723
Disabilities Resource Program 415.581.8948
Academic Support Program 415.565.4839
Academic Dean’s Office 415.565.4682