Students of Concern
The Dean of Students office works collaboratively with departments across campus to coordinate interventions, support, and resources for students in distress.
The first step in assisting students in distress is to recognize concerning behavior and then take action. The decision tree will help you decide the best course of action.
Persons of Concern Response Guide
Need Immediate Assistance?
Contact these resources available 24/7
- University Police – 931-372-3234
- Eagle Eye Crisis Hotline - 931-372-3331 or 855-206-8997 after hours
- 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988
- Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433
Submit a Person of Concern Report
If the person does not require immediate assistance or consultation with the Counseling Center, submit a concern referral.
Submitting a concern referral allows trained professionals to evaluate the concern and follow up with the individual to provide resources and support.
For students, referrals will be reviewed by the CARE Team. Human Resources will review employee referrals.
While anonymous reports are accepted, you are strongly encouraged to provide your name and contact information so additional information may be requested and follow-up is possible.
Review the referral page for more information.
About the CARE Team
The CARE (Coordination, Assessment, Response, and Education) Team evaluates and responds to students experiencing distress by connecting them with resources to support their well-being. Students referred to the CARE Team will be contacted by the appropriate Team member(s), and progress updates are shared regularly among Team members until the student’s circumstances no longer necessitate CARE Team intervention. Though the Team meets weekly, information is shared and follow-up among members and with students is ongoing throughout each week.
The team consists of:
- AVP/Dean of Students (chairperson)
- Counseling Center Director
- Clinical Coordinator
- Chief of University Police
- Title IX Coordinator
- Associate Provost
- Accessible Education Center Director
- Associate Director of Residential Life