Has the student said or done anything to indicate a direct threat to self or others?
Here are several signs of someone who may pose a threat:
- Threatening language or behaviors
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Increased substance abuse
- Dramatic changes in mood or behavior
- Sense of helplessness or hopelessness
If the answer is YES:
Call the ACU Police Department immediately:
325-674-2911 or 325-674-2305 (answered 24 hours / 7 days per week)
If NO, please:
Submit a recommendation to the SOAR program by clicking here.
The SOAR program (Student Opportunities, Advocacy, & Resources) staff will contact the student and offer help to assess the situation and connect the student to the appropriate resource. For more information about SOAR, click here.
SOAR is not a 24/7 hotline, but will reach out to the student within two business days to meet with and assess the student’s situation. Students are not required to meet with a SOAR coordinator, but will receive frequent and persistent communications until they respond.
What are other reasons to recommend a student for the SOAR program?
- Frequently missing class, assignments, or tests
- Financial stress
- Low mood or depressive symptoms
- Eating disorders
- Family grief or other crisis
- At risk for leaving the university
- Social adjustment concerns
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