Concerns About Students
For some students, the demands and pressures of their academic experience may be overwhelming and stressful. The emotional and behavioral consequences may appear in the classrooms, residence hall or departmental offices. Faculty and staff may be in a position to identify students who require additional assistance and to refer students to appropriate resources. The information, below, is provided to help faculty and staff with their concerns about students.
When safety is an immediate concern because a student verbally or physically threatens to harm others or a student makes an active suicide threat, call 911 or the Georgia State University Police, 404-413-3333.
When safety is not an immediate concern and a student is disruptive, as defined by the instructor, follow the Disruptive Student Conduct in the Classroom or Other Learning Environment (April 2006).
When safety is not an immediate concern and a student threatens to harm self, or demonstrates bizarre or concerning behavior or communications, during business hours contact the Counseling and Testing Center for a Mental Health Consultation, 404-403-1640; after business hours call the Georgia State University Police, 404-413-3333, and ask the police to contact the Counseling and Testing Center’s on-call clinician.
When safety is not an immediate concern and a student is very sad, highly or anxious, lacks motivation or concentration or expresses a need to for an emergency withdrawal from the University, referred the student to the Office of the Dean of Students’ Senior Coordinator of Student Assistance, 404-413-1515.