Student of Concern Report

Student of Concern Reporting Form

The purpose of this form is to give the UCA community the ability to report concerning, disruptive, alarming, or threatening behavior. Issues involving struggles with finances, mental health issues, food insecurity, wellness, or relationships can also be reported. The CARE Team will use the report to identify, assess, intervene, provide resources, and respond to the situation. If you have any problems or concerns with this form, or if you wish to make this report in person, please contact Kelly Owens, Dean of Students and CARE Team chair, by phone at (501) 852-0244 or via email at

If an incident is currently a threat, please report directly to the UCA Police Department by dialing 911.

While interacting with students across the university, community members may be confronted with situations in which a student needs assistance or intervention or students who are disruptive and/or display behaviors that may be intimidating or threatening to others. Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about a student’s behavior are encouraged to report using the Student of Concern Reporting Form. These reports are received by the Office of the Dean of Students who will assess each report and make a response plan with members of the CARE Team.

The CARE Team (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team) seeks to formalize the university’s process for greater communication, collaboration, and coordination of concerns regarding students. The CARE Team consists of campus representatives in Financial Aid, Veterans Resource Center, Center for Global Learning and Engagement, Office of Accessibility, Resources, and Services, Office of Student Success, Honors College, Housing and Residence Life, and the Dean of Students Office. All UCA faculty, staff and students have this resource for helping students who may be facing challenges in their academic or personal lives.

A student of concern is any student who displays behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful and/or function well in the living, learning, or work environment. Some examples of concerns to report may include but are not limited to:

  • Poor academic performance, uncharacteristic lack of class participation, and/or excessive absence
  • Significant illness (such as coronavirus or influenza), injury, or hospitalization
  • Homesickness, loneliness, difficulty adjusting to university life
  • Disruptive behaviors in the classroom
  • Observed self-injury such as extreme thinness, burns, or cuts
  • Uncharacteristic or extreme aggression toward others
  • Substance abuse or being under the influence of illicit drugs
  • Major life events including loss of a relationship, change in financial status, and/or death of a loved one
  • Projects or papers that convey possible intentions to harm self or others
  • Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideation, and known attempts of suicide
  • Infatuation with fire, firearms, bombs, ammunition, or weaponry

Emergencies that require immediate attention should always be reported to the police by dialing 911 or (501) 450-3111.