How to Refer Students
|Disrupting class||Submit a Code of Conduct Violation Report.|
|Missing class||Submit a progress report through the Student Success Center.|
|Experiencing negative changes in academic performance||Submit a progress report through the Student Success Center.|
|Depression or anxiety||Call the Counseling Office at 803-777-5223 for a consultation.|
|In fear of personal or student's safety||Call USCPD at 803-777-4215, or call 911.|
|Threatening to harm self or others||Call USCPD at 803-777-4215, or call 911.|
|Exhibiting suicidal ideations||Submit a BIT Report.|
|Exhibiting suicidal behaviors (immediate threat)||Call USCPD at 803-777-4215, or call 911.|
|Acting erratically||Submit a BIT Report.|
|Involved in hazing||Submit a Code of Conduct Violation Report.|
|Report of sexual assault||Submit an Interpersonal Violence Incident Report.|
Who Can Help
You can always ask for help from offices, organizations and teams across campus that are trained and available to help with difficult student behavior.
If you are concerned and believe a student might be experiencing self-injurious behavior/suicidal ideation or attempts, or erratic behavior, complete a BIT report. When writing an incident report, instructors should write in third person, describe behaviors chronologically, be objective, address only the facts and write in a format that others, including the student of concern, may read. If you're unsure about what to do, call the Behavioral Intervention Team at 803-777-4333 for a consultation. The Behavioral Intervention Team aims to promote the safety and health of students and to address student behaviors that are disruptive and may include mental health and/or safety issues.
If you are concerned about a student, call counseling at 803-777-5223 to get guidance on how to talk to a student who may be struggling and to learn strategies for helping a student connect with support services. Counseling staff members can also meet with you and the student of concern together to provide support, problem solving, advocacy and guidance on the situation.
Instructors who suspect that a student is engaged in hazing should fill out an incident report. If you notice a student is exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior that you believe could be associated with their membership in a fraternity or sorority, please contact Fraternity and Sorority Life immediately. If you have a question about something you observe or if you want to discuss it, please contact the office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at 803-777-5800.
If a student discloses a sexual assault, stalking or any other type of interpersonal violence, you are required to report this as an employee. The university provides resources to help students receive services and support.
If a student is disrupting class, address the disruptive behavior privately and in person. If an incident escalates, fill out a code of conduct violation report with the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct serves as a resource to navigate academic disruption.
If you suspect that a student is not academically engaged in any or all of their courses, you should refer the student to the Student Success Center as soon as possible. Once a referral is submitted, an SSC staff member contacts the student to set up an appointment. The referring instructor will be notified by the SSC when a follow-up with the student is complete. Instructors will be sent emails prompting them for referrals at critical times throughout the semester; however, referrals can be made at any time via the SSC website. The earlier students are referred to the SSC, the more likely staff members will be able to assist them.