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 halls 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 yet a student is disruptive as defined by the instructor, follow the Disruptive Student Conduct in the Classroom or Other Learning Environment policy.
When safety is not an immediate concern yet a student threatens self harm or demonstrates bizarre or concerning behavior, during business hours contact the Counseling & Testing Center for a mental health consultation at 404-403-1640. After business hours, call the Georgia State University Police at 404-413-3333 and ask the police to contact the Counseling & Testing Center’s on-call clinician.
When safety is not an immediate concern yet a student is very sad, highly anxious, lacks motivation or concentration or expresses a need for an emergency withdrawal from the university, refer the student to the Senior Coordinator of Student Advocacy and Outreach in the Dean of Students office at 404-413-1515.