- Overt actions, omissions to act, or verbal or written statements that would not be consistent with the actions or statements of a reasonable, prudent person under similar circumstances.
- Include, but are not limited to, behaviors resulting from possible physical, drug-related, or psychiatric disorders which may pose a potential harm to the physical or emotional well-being of the student or others, and/or cause significant disruption to the normal functions and activities of the University.
- Typically are directly observable, but, may also include a student’s electronic communications (e.g., e-mail, social networking sites, postings to electronic classrooms, etc.).
- Unusual or abrupt changes in behaviors or patterns
- Extreme reaction to a loss or traumatic event
- Uncharacteristically poor performance
- Evidence of depression, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts/plans
- Inappropriate responses such as prolonged irritability, angry outbursts, or intense reactions
- Strained interpersonal relations, isolating behaviors, or low self-esteem
- Significant change in life circumstances such as loss of job or relationship