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Students of Concern

Members of the campus community are encouraged to report any concerning behavior exhibited by a Mississippi College student. Concerning behavior may be the result of a number of indicators. This can be done by filling out a Concerning Behavior Report form here.

Mississippi College faculty and staff work together to observe and report concerning behavior. This effort is spear-headed by the Student Intervention Team (SIT).

When to Report Concerning Behavior

Students, faculty, staff, parents and other members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to report behaviors that they feel are concerning or worrisome (no matter how small or insignificant they may seem) as soon as possible.

Why make a referral?

  • Early intervention means quick solutions:  Often, a quick response to provide a distressed student with timely resources will ensure that the student remains successful at Mississippi College, whether that be academically, spiritually or socially.  Late intervention often involves missed classes, isolation from friends and family, possible withdrawals or late drops and an overall interruption in the student’s experience.
  • Connecting the Dots: Reports are received from all over campus.  Our ability to connect your concerns with the concerns of others means we are able to provide a greater level of support for each student involved.  Every piece of information matters!
  • Mississippi College cares. Making a referral shows that you care enough to get the student the help he or she needs.  It means you’re are not prepared to let a student fall through the cracks.  It means that Mississippi College is a community that cares about each other.

How do I know when to report behavior?

Use this list of Distress Indicators to help determine what to look for, and whether it's time to report.

What happens after I make a report?

Your report is received the chair of the Student Intervention Team, and soon discussed with other members of the team. A member of the Student Intervention Team may address concerns directly with a student, or they may speak with other faculty or staff members that often interact with the student such as professors, advisors or student organization sponsors. Every report that comes in is taken seriously and followed up on by a university official.