Concerns about Student Behavior
While instances of Cabrini students engaging in disruptive, threatening, or violent behavior are rare, circumstances may arise that cause concern among our students, faculty, or staff.
Concerns often stem from behavior, both in or outside of the classroom, that might be considered odd or out of the ordinary.
Examples of such behavior include students who:
- frequently miss class and are not responding to your emails;
- are at risk of failing a course or not progressing;
- may be abusing alcohol or drugs;
- have been acting inappropriately, exhibiting ongoing unprofessional behavior, or have been threatening in any way;
- have had a sudden change in behavior, quality of work, or mood;
- have an acute illness or chronic health issues;
- appear disengaged from class or are ill-prepared for academic success;
- have made suicidal statements or expressed severe depression*;
- are dealing with family issues or complicated bereavement.
*IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT A STUDENT IS GOING TO HARM THEMSELVES OR OTHERS, CONTACT PUBLIC SAFETY IMMEDIATELY - 610-902-8245
What should I do if I am concerned about a student’s behavior?
It is important to remember that early intervention is vital, and that trained colleagues are prepared to assist.
How to make a report of behavior that is concerning, disruptive or threatening:
To make a report of a student exhibiting behavior of concern and to seek evaluation:
- complete the following online behavior concern report form
- send a detailed email to CARE@cabrini.edu to inform the Cabrini Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team Chair Stephen Rupprecht, EdD. You can also call 610-902-8416.