Students of Concern

Concerns About Students

For some students, the demands and pressures of their life experiences may be overwhelming and stressful. The emotional and behavioral consequences may appear in classrooms, residence halls, or departmental offices. Faculty and staff may be in a position to identify students who require additional assistance and to refer students to appropriate resources. The information below is provided to help faculty and staff with their concerns about students.

  • Dangerous Student: When safety is an immediate concern because a student verbally or physically threatens to harm others, call Public Safety at 404-471-6400.
  • Disruptive Student: When safety is not an immediate concern yet a student is disruptive as defined by the instructor, contact the office of the dean of students at 404-471-6392 and submit a Student Conduct Form.
  • Disturbing Student: When safety is not an immediate concern yet a student threatens self-harm or demonstrates bizarre or concerning behavior, please contact the 24/7 Counselor on Call at 404-471-7100 x1. You are also encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm at 404-471-7100 to get students to the appropriate resources.
  • Troubled Student: When safety is not an immediate concern yet a student is very sad, highly anxious, lacks motivation or concentration, has experienced a personal or family hardship, please refer the student to the Students of Concern Committee for targeted intervention by emailing

The Students of Concern Committee (SOC) is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the college community which receives referrals pertaining to enrolled students of concern, collects additional information, and identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation. Various campus departments come together and communicate relevant information, coordinate institutional response, and consult about students of concern.

SOC Committee Members

  • Academic Advising
  • Accessible Education
  • Athletics
  • Community Standards
  • Residence Life
  • Student Outreach and Education
  • The Wellness Center (Counseling and Psychological Services and Student Health Services)
  • The Office of the Dean of Students

The SOC also consults with other advisors, faculty, and staff as necessary.

The Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund was conceived to provide thoughtful financial assistance to currently enrolled full-time students, through the Student Emergency Fund application process managed by the Dean of Students Office. Qualifying students will be provided with small grants to help them weather difficult financial events of short duration.

Expenses covered by the fund include:

  • Food/groceries
  • Travel/Transportation
  • Assistance with Internet connection (please complete the assistance with Internet connection application)
  • Medication
  • Emergency Medical Procedures that have yet to be completed
  • Acquiring a new/used Laptop* note that all laptop requests will be sent to ITS for you to receive a loaner laptop. If a loaner laptop is not available, we will assist you in acquiring funds for a new laptop, the max of which is $500.
  • School supplies (books, pens/pencils, etc)

Expenses not covered by the fund include:

  • Tuition, fees, health insurance, and study abroad costs
  • Non-essential utilities (i.e. cable), household, or furniture costs not related to damage or theft
  • Parking tickets, library fines
  • Costs for entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel or other non-essential expenses

Guidelines and Application Process

In order for a student to qualify for assistance through the Student Emergency Fund, the student must exhaust all other financial resources. Emergency loans through scholarships and financial aid must have been considered and deemed insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner. This funding does not replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Students who are in need of support must submit an application. Cost of support does not generally exceed $500.

How the Agnes Scott Community Can Help

Contributions designated to The Student Emergency Fund provides valuable support to currently enrolled, full-time Agnes Scott College students who have encountered temporary hardships – such as sudden unemployment, an accident, illness or death in the family – that prevent meeting basic and essential needs of a short duration. Your gift(s) will directly assist the college in responding to the needs of our students. Every dollar given to these funds will have an immediate impact and for that we are most grateful.


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