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Common Warning Signs of Students in Distress

Any of the following could indicate that a student is experiencing significant personal or psychological problems. If you know a student who is behaving in a way that might indicate distress, please consider calling the Student Counseling Center to consult with a clinician. You make also consider making a referral to the student counseling center.

  • Dependency on faculty or advisor
  • Hanging around faculty office
  • Avoidance of advisor
  • Poor peer relations
  • Change in personal hygiene
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Irritability
  • Inappropriate responses
  • Impaired speech
  • Intense emotion
  • Excessive procrastination
  • Uncharacteristically poor performance
  • Repeated requests for special consideration
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Excessive absence
  • Voiced or written references to suicide
  • Career indecision
  • Asking for help with personal problems

Click on a link below for more information on how to help students in distress:

Common Warning Signs of Student Distress
Guidelines for Interacting with Students in Distress
Making a Referral to the Student Counseling Center


Contact Us

  • Office of Student Counseling Service Center
  • 100 N. University Drive Box 174
  • Edmond, OK 73034
  • Phone: 405.974.2215
  • Fax: 405.974.3829