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When to Share a Concern

» Academic Concerns

Chapman promotes the health and welfare of students in many ways. To this end, we strive to create a community of care where students receive the support they need to succeed and achieve their academic and life goals. If you are concerned about a student, please review the list of behaviors and warning signs below that may indicate a student is having trouble and may need additional support and assistance. The below list is not exhaustive. 
Academic Concerns 
  • Frequent or extended absences 
  • Missing assignments or tests 
  • Poor academic performance or sudden decline in performance 
  • Classroom disruption 
  • Erratic performance 
  • Continual seeking of special permission (extensions, make up work, etc.) without follow through 

Physical Concerns 

  • Lack of self-care or personal hygiene
  • Disorganized or rapid/pressured speech* 
  • Obvious cuts, bruises, burns or other injuries 
  • Excessive use or reliance on alcohol or other substances 
  • Extreme fatigue or exhaustion 
  • Frequent or chronic illness 
  • Unfocused, disjointed thinking (skipping around a lot and unable to stay on topic)* 

*These issues may signify a concern of a more pressing nature that need more immediate attention from University staff 

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