Student of Concern Reporting Link

Part of our work at the Office of the Dean of Students is to ensure Purdue faculty and staff have access to the resources they need to help students who may be facing challenges in their academic or personal lives. We have created this section to provide information about our services for faculty and staff.

If this is an emergency that requires immediate attention, please dial 911.

Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about a student's behavior are encouraged to report the concern to an appropriate University representative, the Office of the Dean of Students or submit the concern through the Student of Concern Reporting link.

A student of concern is any student who displays behaviors that may interfere with the student's ability to be successful and/or function well in the living, learning or work environment. Some examples of concerning behaviors may include but are not limited to:

  • Disruptive behaviors in the classroom
  • Threatening words or actions toward faculty, student or staff
  • Online posting in social media or journals that are threatening
  • Unexplained and extreme aggression toward others
  • Projects or papers that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
  • Observed self-injurious behavior, such as extreme thinness, burns or cuts
  • Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideation and known attempts of suicide
  • Relationship violence
  • Stalking
  • Aggressive acts toward an identified group
  • Students with weapons or infatuation with fire, firearms, bombs, ammunition or weaponry
  • Students who concern faculty in vague or general ways
  • Paranoia or delusions by a student that he/she is being targeted
  • Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
  • Excessive class absenteeism
  • Uncharacteristic poor academic performance
  • Substance abuse or being under the influence of illicit drugs

To ensure the Purdue Community can have resources readily available, the Office of the Dean of Students has created a Student of Concern Reporting Guide. To request a Student of Concern Reporting Guide please complete the request form here

Looking for a quick reference guide to helping students on Purdue's campus? Download the Student of Concern Reporting Guide, or email to request copies of this document. 

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