A counselor is available Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 for emergencies.
AFTER HOURS CALL THE UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (870) 235-4100
- Disruptive Behavior
- Suicidal concerns for self or others
- Approach the person calmly.
- Call the person aside and try to move the person away from an audience or crowd.
- Inform the individual that his/her conduct is disruptive and ask for his/her cooperation. Tell them that if they refuse, they will be asked to leave the area.
- If the individual does not calm down or cooperate, call or have someone call the University Police at 235-4100 or 911 to request assistance. NOTE: Once the police arrive on the scene, they are in charge of the situation.
- Do not attempt to restrain the person
Suicidal concerns for self or others
When a suicide ATTEMPT is made:
- Call University Police at 235-4100 or 911 and state location on campus.
- Stabilize the victim and administer first aid.
- After medical help arrives, call the appropriate senior administrator
When a suicide THREAT is made:
- If the person is a student residing on campus, call the associate dean of student life, the residence hall men’s coordinator or the women’s area coordinator at 235-4041 or the Counseling Center at 235-4911, or contact the University Police at 235-4100.
- If the person is a student not residing on campus call the associate dean of student life at 235-4041 or the Counseling Center at 235-4911, or contact the University Police at 235-4100.
- If the person is a non-student or University employee, call the Counseling Center at 235-4911 or the University Police at 235-4100.
- After 5:00pm in all instances, call the University Police at 235-4100.
- Call the University Police at 235-4100 or 911 and state location on campus.
- Secure the crime scene until police arrive. Do not allow anyone to enter the area and do not disturb the crime scene.
- Provide initial support for the victim. If the assault occurred in the residence hall notify the women’s (235-4041/4367) and men’s area coordinators (235-4041/4359) and close friends or significant others as requested by the victim.
- Contact the Counseling Center at 235-4911. If the victim chooses not to report the rape or assault to the police, a confidential report must be completed by the University employee to whom the rape was reported. The Student Right-to-Know Act requires that an accurate number of crimes be reported. However, the victim’s name will not appear anywhere on this report.