UTSA Behavioral Concerns Assistance
As with any community, there may be times when UTSA faculty, staff or students become concerned with the behavior of another community member. Examples of such concerns include, but are not limited to:
- A university community member submits written materials that contain wording that seems alarming or out of context.
- A university community member may notice a colleague whose behaviors or comments may be significantly different then their typical behaviors (i.e., decreased stability and/or increasing irritability, etc.)
- A roommate or friend may have become increasingly withdrawn or moody, or has not been seen or heard from for a period of time that is out of the ordinary.
- An acquaintance may not be respecting appropriate personal boundaries (I.e., inappropriate communications or stalking) in a manner that makes another community member uncomfortable.
- A community member notices another member that has an absence of emotional response (i.e. appears to be boiling under the surface, ready to burst) to a situation, which is a change from their normal behavior.
An interdisciplinary partnership that includes staff members from the Office of Student Life, Counseling Services, Academic Affairs, Human Resources and UTSAPD, is in place to respectfully, confidentially and professionally respond to such concerns that members of the university community may have.
Report A Concern
Any person reporting an emergency on campus should call 911 from a UTSA phone or 458-4911 from a cell phone or other non-UTSA phone immediately.
Otherwise, if you are concerned about the behavior of a UTSA community member, please follow the link below to report that information. Please include all the relevant information you can in the online form, including your contact information so we can follow up if we need more information. The team will also respond to all anonymous reports. Best efforts will be made to keep your report confidential in accordance with applicable law.
Other Methods to Report Conduct Concerns
Electronic reporting of concerning behavior does not preempt other existing methods of reporting problematic behavior. Suspected violations of law may be reported to UTSAPD. The UTSA Police Department provides a 24-hour telephone line (210-458-4242) that also may be used to report a threat of violence or concerning behavior. This number should NOT be used for emergency situations. Any person reporting an emergency on campus should call 911 from a UTSA phone or 458-4911 from a cell phone or other non-UTSA phone immediately.
Also, routine Student Code of Conduct violations should still be referred to Student Conduct and Community Standards. For tips on dealing with disruptive students, faculty and staff may refer to this guide prepared by the Student Conduct and Community Standards' staff.
The UTSA Counseling Services offers online tips for community members who might be dealing with someone in crisis. They also outline how a community member may refer a student for counseling. For students that are in crisis after hours, Counseling Services offers phone consultations with their on-call clinician as well as offering a resource list with phone contacts, should they be needed. You can also contact the UTSAPD at anytime with your concerns.
For Faculty and Staff who have benefits privileges, The University provides an Employee Assistance Program, accessible through Human Resources, which is a confidential benefit that includes short term assessments, counseling, prevention/education, crisis intervention and referrals.
If you are uncertain about what you need to do and wish to speak directly to a staff member about the behavior that you find concerning, please contact, during regular business hours, one of the following individuals:
- Sgt. Tom Calucci - UTSAPD — (210) 458-7758 or (210) 458-4242 (dispatcher)
- Anne L. Jimenez - Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards — (210) 458-4720
- Melissa F. Hernandez, DSW, LCSW – Associate Director, Counseling Services
- Kevin Price - Associate VP for Student Life and Dean of Students — (210) 458-4720