Students of Concern (SOC)
The Students of Concern team at UW-Stevens Point gathers information about students facing crises, personal struggles, life traumas and other barriers the might impede their personal and academic success. Utilizing a case management model, the SOC team may meet with the impacted student, consult with faculty and staff, connect students to resources, and advocate for students across campus. For more information about the types of concerns managed by our office, please see our 2016-2017 annual report.
Possible Indicators of Distress
Fellow students, faculty, and staff should reach out to support and submit information about concerning student behavior or challening life circumstances. Our Red Folder Project provides helpful tips and resources. Indicators of distress may include:
Significant changes in mood, behavior, appearance, or academic work.
Appears agitated, sad, worried, anxious, or displays unprovoked anger or hostility.
Expresses hopelessness or references suicide or self-harm.
Is managing grief/loss of a family member or friend.
Shares other concerning situations.
Communicates any of the above via email, correspondence, texting, phone calls, or in class assignments (out of context).