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Why should I report it?

Bobcats care about each other, our campus, and our community. When a student's behavior(s) has been disruptive, it may either be that he or she is not aware that they are inappropriate or that he or she is challenged by events outside of their control. Regardless of the cause, it's important that you show support by speaking with him or her as soon as possible.

By expressing your concerns with the student, you can help ensure a safe environment for all; share information about programs and services available on- and off-campus; and give honest and specific feedback on his or her behavior(s).

Disruptive behaviors are defined as those that is not consistent with a reasonable person in the same situation, such as unusual or threatening type of actions. The Behavior Assessment Team reviews cases of a student's disruptive behavior(s), which includes online activities, that interrupt the learning environment and/or functions of the university.

Please note that the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows student information to be shared when the information contains direct observations and/or concerns for a student's health or safety.

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Online Training Videos and Information

Counseling Center: Helping Struggling Students

  • At-Risk Training - An online course about recognizing the signs of a student in distress.
  • Referral Guide - To read about the signs of a student in distress.
  • Suicide Prevention - A list of resources for suicide prevention, such as videos and helpline phone numbers.

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors
Resources and support providers both on- and off-campus.

University Police: Safety Training Videos

  • ALERRT (Avoid, Deny or Defend) Video - Demonstrations about the proper response to an active violent threat on campus.
  • Standard Response Protocol - Demonstrations about the proper way to respond to emergencies on campus using the Standard Response Protocol.

Community Resources

There are many services available to students in distress. Some are free of charge and others charge on a sliding-scale basis. For more information during business hours, contact the Clinical Case Manager in the Counseling Center or call 512-245-2208. After business hours, contact the University Police or call 512-245-2805.


Crisis Hotline

When you or a student are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 877-466-0660 toll-free. To get more information about other mental health services in the San Marcos or Round Rock areas, contact Hill Country MHDD Centers.