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Student Concerns Intervention Team

» Behaviors of Concern

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 experiencing difficulty and may need additional support and assistance.
  • High rate or sudden absenteeism from class (more than 3 absences)
  • Missing assignments or tests
  • Poor academic performance or sudden decline in performance
  • Extreme rudeness towards other students, faculty, or staff
  • Inappropriate humor and/or sarcasm
  • Classroom disruption
  • Resistance and overreaction to changes in policy and procedures
  • Writings that convey intent to harm self or others
  • On-going substance abuse or overdose (including possible alcohol poisoning)
  • Suicidality – attempts, threats, or gestures
  • Withdrawal from friends and social contacts/isolation
  • Excessive crying, feeling overwhelmed, or significant emotional distress
  • Poor hygiene
  • Traumatic event or loss
  • Hazing
  • Relationship/domestic/intimate partner violence
  • Sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other types of sexual misconduct
  • Stalking
  • Bias incidents/acts motivated by hate or discrimination
  • Self-injury or self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Illness
  • Student conduct/discipline violations
  • Violence or verbal and/or written threats of violence (including those made online or through social networking sites, texts, messages, emails, etc.) 
  • Interest in or acquisition of weapons
  • Outbursts of anger or uncontrolled anger
  • Use of abusive language/ aggressive statements
  • Irrational or incoherent behavior

Concerned about a student?

Fill out the form linked below to help us identify students of concern.

Student Concern
Informational Report »

Is this an emergency?

If you are dealing with a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or directly call one of the following offices on campus:

Public Safety 
(714) 997-6763
(all calls after regular business hours and on the weekends should be directed to Public Safety) 

Dean of Students Office
(714) 997-6721 
(regular business hours)

Residence Life and First Year Experience
(714) 997-6603  
(regular business hours)