Disturbance

If you are a victim or a witness of a disruptive event:

  • Call Baylor Police 710-2222.
  • Identify your name, location and need for assistance.  Stay on the phone with the dispatcher and follow all instruction.
  • Stay calm.
  • If you can, remove yourself or the targeted person to his/her office/room and lock the door.
  • Attempt to diffuse the situation. Acknowledge anger, but calmly ask the abusive person to leave.
  • If the person still will not leave, advise them that the police have been called.
  • Never endanger yourself needlessly or continue to argue with an abusive person.

Students of Concern

For more information about students of concern, visit Baylor's Report It web site.

Recognize the Problem

  • Marked decline in academic work
  • Increased absences
  • Talk of suicide (directly or indirectly)
  • Marked change in personal hygiene
  • Agitation, irritability, aggression
  • Excessive weight loss
  • Bizarre behavior, speech, writing
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Depressed, stressed
  • Threatening behavior
  • Classroom disruption

What to Do

  • Talk to the student in private and communicate care for the student’s well-being
  • Determine what campus resources might best help the student (academic referral, counseling, student ombudsman, etc.)
  • Refer student to appropriate resource

Crisis Situations

  • If a student exhibits behaviors that you feel indicate IMMEDIATE DANGER TO SELF OR SOMEONE ELSE call Baylor Police at 710-2222 or 911.