Students of Concern

What is the Students of Concern (SOC) Committee?

The SOC Committee's goal is to foster early identification of concerns about students. Early review of problematic situations can reduce the impact to students and/or their classroom, social or living environment.

If you are a student, friend, family member, faculty, or staff member who is concerned for a student, you can submit a CARE Team referral.

If you are unsure about bringing a person to the attention of the SOC Committee, you should still continue to the referral form. Based on the information provided and the level of intervention determined, the CARE Team will determine how best to support the student.

The SOC Committee can:
  • help coordinate the University response to students who demonstrate violence, threats to self or others, or are significantly disruptive
  • develop action plans intended to support student and community safety, prevent violence, support student development and maintain a campus environment conducive to learning
  • consult with faculty, staff and students involved in or affected by a student's behavior, and other individuals as appropriate
Composition of committee:
  • Academic Affairs — liaison to University academic units/centers; interpreting policies
  • Office of University Communications and Marketing
  • University Police Department — contact with external agencies; coordinate emergency services.
  • Residential Life — detection of new cases; management of cases on campus
  • Dean of Students/Student Life — interpreting student conduct and other policies
  • Decker Student Health Services Center
  • University Counseling Center (UCC)
  • Graduate and professional schools representative(s)
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
  • Human Resources
  • Specialty member (on case-by-case basis, by invite only)
  • International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • TRIO