Honors Evaluation and Response Team Referral

Ensuring our students are successful means making sure they have access to the resources they need to help them face challenges in their academic or personal lives.

Please note that this process is not intended for emergencies or mental health crises. Please contact UCAPD for  immediate concerns regarding safety (501-450-3111) or UCA Counseling Services for mental health crises that need immediate intervention (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 501-450-3138 or 501-450-3111 after hours).

Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about a student are encouraged to report the concern to the Honors Evaluation and Response Team (HEART) using the Student of Concern Referral form. This report will then be forwarded to the Associate Dean (only) and reviewed for appropriate action. Please be aware that a member of the Honors College will likely reach out to the student to offer support and assistance. Should you wish for this not to occur, please be very clear about this in your report. However, due to the potential health and safety risk, there may be an obligation to follow up with the student. Information from the report may also be shared with the student. Someone from our staff may reach out to you to gain additional information. We wish to partner with you to support the student’s academic and personal success in the least intrusive method appropriate to the nature of the concern. Details may not be able to be shared out of respect for the student’s privacy and you, therefore, may not be aware of the outcome, but know that each and every submission will receive our attention.

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

  • Uncharacteristic poor academic performance
  • Excessive class absenteeism
  • Significant illness, injury, or hospitalization
  • Homesickness, loneliness, difficulty adjusting to university life
  • Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
  • Disruptive behaviors in the classroom
  • Concerning online or social media posts
  • Observed self-injurious behavior, such as extreme thinness, burns or cuts
  • Unexplained aggression toward others
  • Exhibiting behaviors that create concern in vague or general ways
  • Substance abuse or being under the influence of illicit drugs
  • Major life events including loss of a relationship, change in financial status, evaporating support network
  • Threatening words or actions toward faculty, staff or students
  • Projects or papers that convey possible intentions to harm self or others
  • Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideation and known attempts of suicide
  • Food insecurity
  • Involvement in an abusive or isolating relationship