See Something, Say Something, Do Something
If you are concerned about a student and this is a non-emergency, we encourage you to complete a report. If you consider the situation to be an emergency, call 9-1-1. Sometimes students cannot or will not ask for support, so informing us of your concern may be a critical factor in getting them support. There are a number of reasons why students might need help that you can report on this form, including their physical and mental well-being, issues of bias, demonstrating concerning behaviors, or you are concerned they are missing. More information about these possible concerns and our process is listed below.
Please note: Reports are not reviewed after hours, on weekends, or during university holidays or breaks. If you consider the situation to be an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Reporting a Suicide Concern
If you select “suicide concern” it will open a suicide concern form which is used to inform the Suicide Assessment Team that a student has engaged in suicide-related behavior. Such suicide-related behavior can include making suicide threats verbally or non-verbally as well as engaging in high-risk behaviors with the intention of self harm. A member of the Suicide Assessment Team may contact the referring party to discuss the situation and explore options for addressing the concern about the student’s risk for suicide.
In some cases, the student will be contacted by the Office of the Dean of Students and directed to contact the University Counseling Center for a mandatory risk assessment. The ultimate goal is to provide the student with mental health services in order to assist the student in developing more adaptive ways to cope and adjust to psychological stress or difficulties.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct or Interpersonal Violence
It is important to know that reporting sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence here does not guarantee confidentiality. If the name of a student survivor is identified, the appropriate staff in the Office of the Dean of Students will provide support and advocacy in accordance with expected protocols and procedures.
If appropriate, this report may also be routed to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity to consider the appropriateness of completeing a preliminary investigation into the sexual harrassment or sexual assault allegations. Students concerned about maintaining the highest level of confidentiality possible in reporting to the university may choose to report to confidential counseling or health professionals in the University Counseling Center or the University Health Center. A team of confidential employees available to students can be found on the safe.uoregon.edu website.
The Bias Education and Response Team will review information to effectively manage a reported issue, to develop a plan for resolution, and to implement the necessary pieces of an appropriate response to each incident. Although the team will take all steps possible to ensure the privacy of reporters and other involved parties, they cannot guarantee confidentiality. In some cases, where individuals are identified and violations of state or federal law may have occurred, the team may have to report those incidents to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity.
Reporting Other Concerns
All other concern types are directed to the Dean's Consultation Committee to decide how best to manage the situation and support a student or those impacted by a particular student's behavior.