The Academic Policy Manual is a searchable table of all Academic Policy Statements and pertinent or related forms.
Classroom Management and Reporting Concerning Behavior
Standard Practices for Classroom Management (Non-emergency, Non-safety related)
Action: Follow below process for standard classroom management:
- Set expectations in writing, preferably in the course syllabus.
- After the first violation, send a written warning to the student’s SHSU email account, and include a delivery and read receipt.
- Upon any subsequent violation, submit an incident report form to the Dean of Students’ Office. Include all documented communication (e.g. classroom expectations, written warning, emails, etc.)
- If there is a classroom disruption, you may ask the student to leave the classroom and contact the University Police Department for removal. Immediately following, submit an incident report form to the Dean of Students’ Office.
If a student presents an immediate threat to themselves or others, contact the University Police Department (UPD). (Emergency, Safety-Related)
Definition: What is considered “an immediate threat to themselves or others”?
- Serious risk of suicide or life-threatening self-harm.
- Individual has a clear target for threats and/or a plan to violate the law for perceived wrongs and without immediate intervention violence is likely to occur.
- Displaying racing thoughts or intense anger.
- High risk of substance dependence.
Action: Contact UPD. (Dispatch is available 24/7.)
- Phone: 936-294-1800
- Email: email@example.com
If a student suffers from serious emotional disturbances and/or mental health concerns, submit a Students of Concern Form. (Non-Emergency, Non-Safety Related)
Definition: What is considered “serious emotional disturbances and/or mental health concerns”?
- Individual engages in suicidal talk or self-harm.
- Individual makes vague threats to harm others that might be for a direct or indirect target.
- Behavior is increasingly disruptive and involves multiple office such as student conduct, law enforcement, and counseling.
- Moderate risk of substance dependence.
- Student self admits for mental health care.
Action: Submit a Students of Concern Reporting Form.
This form is for non-emergency and non-safety related concerns and will only be received during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT) and may take up to 72 hours for review.
The Students of Concern (SOC) team will provide guidance, referrals, counseling, and other types of support necessary for a student in crisis while paying special attention to the safety and security needs of community members. This referral program is for current students and a report can be submitted by a student, faculty, staff, or parent.
If you have any questions related to completing a Student of Concern Reporting Form, please call (936) 294-1785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student struggles with mild emotional, behavioral, or family challenges, submit a Behavioral/Medical/Family Alert in Campus Connect. (Non-Emergency, Non-Safety Related)
Definition: What is considered “mild emotional emotional, behavioral, or family challenges”?
- Individual is mildly stressed or anxious.
- Poor class attendance or increased social isolation.
- Trouble adjusting to college or minor behavioral concerns.
- Needs assistance with campus resources.
Action: Submit an alert in Campus Connect.
This alert is for non-emergency and non-safety related concerns and will only be received during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT). Submit an alert using your SHSU login for Campus Connect. Once in Campus Connect, go to “Actions.” Under “Actions,” click on “Issue an Alert.” This alert program is available for SHSU students and faculty only.
For more information, visit the Dean of Students’ Office Student Code of Conduct webpage.