Distressed or Distressing Students

What is Distressed or Distressing Behavior?

If you encounter DISTRESSED or DISTRESSING students
TELL SOMEONE

 

If you sense IMMEDIATE THREAT or HARM, call
UC DAVIS POLICE
911

 

For NON-EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, call
STUDENT JUDICIAL AFFAIRS
(530) 752-1128
sja@ucdavis.edu

 

Distressed or Distressing Students
An Information Booklet

 

What is Distressed or Distressing Behavior?

  • References to homicide
  • Threats of physical assault
  • Unreasonable demands for attention
  • Intimidating words or actions
  • Undue aggressiveness of yelling
  • Exaggerated emotional response
  • Depressed mood or hyperactivity
  • References to suicide
  • Why is this important?

    The single most important goal is to protect the safety and welfare of you, the student, and the campus community. By telling someone, you can potentially help prevent a distressed or distressing student from engaging in harmful or destructive behavior. You can also help a student connect with campus resources that could help him or her. There is no reliable profile for a student who is likely to be violent. Trust your instincts and consult with others if you have concerns about a student. Don't wait; seek advice early.