A student whose conduct is clearly and imminently reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening, including self-harmful behavior.
TO GET HELP
If you are concerned for your own or others safety due to a student’s disruptive and/or threatening behavior, call 911 or the Campus Police Department (415) 338-7200
REPORT INCIDENT TO
Campus Police Department: (415) 338-7200
A student with persistent behaviors such as
- Overly anxious
- Lacks motivation and/or concentration
- Seeks constant attention
- Demonstrates bizarre or erratic behavior
- Expresses suicidal thoughts
IF A STUDENT IS CAUSING A DISRUPTION BUT DOES NOT POSE A THREAT
- Ensure your safety in the environment.
- Use a calm, non-confrontational approach to defuse/de-escalate the situation.
- Set limits by explaining how the behavior persists, notify the student that disciplinary action may be taken. Ask the student to leave. Inform him or her that refusal to leave may be a separate violation subject to discipline.
- Immediately report the incident to the appropriate resource.
If you believe there is a safety risk, contact the Campus Police Department: (415) 338-7200
RESOURCES & TIPS
Engage students early on, pay attention to signs of distress, and set limits on disruptive behavior
Don’t be afraid to ask students directly if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, feeling confused, or having thoughts of harming themselves or others.
LISTEN SENSITIVELY AND CAREFULLY:
Use a non-confrontational approach and a calm voice. Avoid threatening, humiliating, and intimidating responses.
The welfare of the campus community is the top priority when a student displays threatening or potentially violent behavior. Do not hesitate to call for help.
Direct the student to the physical location of the identified resource.
CONSULTATION AND DOCUMENTATION:
Always document your interactions with distressed students and consult with your department chair/supervisor after any incident.