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How It Works

When a student exhibits behaviors of high concern and could potentially be a risk to self and others, SOCC coordinates a proactive effort to prevent and/or manage the situation. SOCC is NOT for emergencies; if there is an emergency, call UCPD at 510-642-3333.

 

Referable Concerning Behaviors

• Unusual or erratic behavior in class, in the residence halls, during advising sessions, etc.

• Extended absence from class or activities by a typically engaged student

• Written work or creative expression with troubling themes or references

• Verbal or written threats made by a student toward another students, faculty, and/or staff

• Written or verbal expressions of suicidal ideation or intent

• Other actions that cause an alarm or call into question the safety of the student or his/her peers

 

The Process

  1. A member of SOCC might be in communication with the Point of Contact to share the coordinated plan of action as needed.
  2. A faculty or staff member (hereafter Point of Contact) believes that a critical incident or circumstance has reached a high level of concern.
  3. Point of Contact submits Care report through the Berkeley Advocacy portal.
     

Once a report is accepted and assessed:

  • A member of the SOCC team may call the Point of Contact to gather more information if needed.
  • The SOCC chair will evaluate the situation and consult with team members to determine what further steps are required.
  • A member of SOCC might be in communication with the Point of Contact to share the coordinated plan of action as needed.

 

Learn more:

Downloadable SOCC handout