The Red Folder - Reporting Concerning Student Behavior

The University of San Francisco values its students and their educational, social and cultural experience. In the Jesuit tradition of caring for the whole person, we take seriously what you bring to our attention. The procedures outlined here ensure your concerns will be addressed promptly.

Emergency Situations

In an on-campus emergency, call Public Safety at x2911 from a campus phone or (415) 422-2911 from a cell phone and state your location. Public Safety is available 24 hours/7 days a week. If an emergency occurs off campus, please call 911 immediately.

Examples of an on-campus emergency include, but are not limited to:

  • Possession of a weapon

  • Suicidal actions or threats

  • Acts or threats of violence/sexual violence

  • Psychotic episode (e.g., out of control emotions, hearing voices, tangential speech)
  • Student injury, illness, or death

Non-Emergency Situations

More commonly, you may encounter non-emergency issues with your students.  Often a student may disclose or manifest behavior related to a non-life-threatening, but still concerning, personal issue that may interfere with a student’s academic or developmental success.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Eating disorder
  • 
Substance abuse issue

  • Death of a family member/friend

  • Disclosure of past traumatic experience (i.e., sexual violence)

  • Medical condition

  • Housing/roommate concern

  • Any pattern of odd behaviors that may pose a (non-emergency) threat to safety

Report a Concern

Click the button above to report to the Office of the Dean of Students.
This button should NOT be used to report issues of sexual or academic misconduct or bias incidents (see below).

The University has separate and specific procedures for complaints involving these types of allegations.  The following links can be used to report or learn more about these issues:

  • Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Violations: This includes sexual assault, harassment, stalking, domestic violence or other gender based harassment or violence.
  • Bias incidents: This includes disrespectful acts motivated by bias, hate crimes, and microaggressions.
  • Academic Integrity: The honor code applies to all students (undergraduate and graduate) in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Management, and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Faculty and students in the School of Law should review their own honor code for policies and procedures.

What You can Expect when Reporting

When you report anything, you will be asked for basic information about the student, your contact information (in case there are follow-up questions), and a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral. Members of the Office of the Dean of Students and/or the Crisis Management and Behavioral Intervention Team (CMBIT) will review the case and strategize a response that supports both the reporter and the student(s) involved. Every incident is taken seriously, reviewed and thoroughly addressed.