Office of Student Advocacy - Referrals
It is most important to remember that early intervention is vital and that trained colleagues are prepared to assist. Below are University resources available to address specific situations.
How do I recognize a distressed student ?
- Disorderly or substantially disruptive behavior
- Verbal aggression - expressing uncontrollable anger, hostility, or frustration
- Unusual, bizarre, or disturbing behavior
- Threat of violence or physical harm - in person, over the telephone, or through electronic means
- Destructive behavior - causing damage to property
- Stalking behavior - pursuing another person
- Acts of violence - striking, pushing, or assaulting another person
- Possession of a weapon
Where can I find a Referral form?
Referrals can be made by completing the electronic referral form. The on-line form allows for 24-hour reporting; however, please note that referrals may not be handled until the next business day.
If you believe your referral requires more immediate attention, you may call for consultation or referrals directly at (253) 692-4522.
If there is an imminent threat of any kind, contact Campus Safety at 253-692-4888 or call 911.
If this is an emergency situation, do not complete this form. Instead, immediately call 911 or 9-911 (if on campus) and identify the location of the incident.
The Office of Student Advocacy (OSA) and the Student Intervention Team (SIT) take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of those who make a referral to the OSA or SIT. As well, when disclosure of information is necessary, disclosure is made only to those with a legitimate need to know, and is limited only to the information necessary for processing or resolving the concern. However, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. On occasion, due to the nature of the reported concern, the identity of the reporter may be evident to the named student of concern. While we accept and review anonymous reports, you should be aware that this may limit the ability of OSA and the SIT to fully investigate and resolve concerns.