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Student Crisis Response

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If you are in contact with a student who appears to be an immediate threat to his or her own safety or that of others, please call 911.

Crisis situations include:

  • Stated intention to commit suicide or inflict serious harm to self
  • Stated intention or obvious behavior indicating an imminent threat to harm others

Non-emergency situations in which the student does not pose an immediate threat to self or others, but exhibits behavior revealing a  potential for harm may be referred to:

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) at (706) 542-2273
  • Office of the Dean of Students at (706) 542-7774
  • University Police at 911 immediately

The Behavioral Assessment & Response Council (BARC) is a group of key administrators who assess and determine the appropriate response to students who exhibit threatening behavior to self and/or others. BARC is empowered to take necessary steps to remove from campus any student who may present a direct threat of harm to themselves, to other students, and/or to other members of the campus community.