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In an emergency:

  • An emergency is when a student is out of control, violent and/or suicidal or homicidal, or any time immediate intervention is necessary.

  • Call 911 or Public Safety ​in an emergency situation:

​​Public Safety, Lincoln Park Public Safety, Loop​
​773-325-7777 ​312-362-8400
In a non-emergency situation:
  •  A non-emergency situation is when the student appears to be in distress, indicated by one or more of the following behaviors: 
    • Marked changed in academic performance or classroom behavior

    • Late/missed classes

    • Diminished self-care

    • Apparent substance abuse

    • Panic or anxiety attacks

    • Depression

    • Impaired stress management

    • Overall behavioral changes

  • Direct the student to University Counseling Services to schedule a consultation appointment in a non-emergency situation. 
​University Counseling Services, Lincoln Park​​ University Counseling Services, Loop​
​Lincoln Park Student Center, Suite 350 ​Lewis Center, Suite 1465
​773-325-7779​ ​312-362-6923
  • If the student needs to be removed from class, contact Public Safety at your respective campus immediately. 
    • ​Public Safety will alert the Dean of Students office and a Dean of Students staff member will meet with the student prior to the next class period to discuss behavioral expectations and reasonable directives, and will work with faculty on next steps.

Faculty Resource Guides

Student behavioral concerns come up in the physical and online class environments all the time. The following resources can help you prepare for and potentially prevent significant behaviors that can disrupt your classroom: 

Contact the Dean of Students Office​ if you have any questions about the information in the guides.