Information for Faculty & Staff Members
Disruptive Student Behavior
OSU supports freedom of expression and inquiry between faculty and students. However, inappropriate, disruptive behavior in the classroom need not be tolerated. View information about addressing disruptive student behavior.
Students in Distress
As an OSU teaching assistant, faculty or staff member, you will likely encounter a student in distress. Your role as a possible advocate is not only valuable but could be crucial. In most cases, you will be able to respond effectively to student needs; however, there might be occasions when you would want to refer a student to someone else for assistance.
The Student in Distress: A Helper's Guide is offered to help you recognize signs of student distress and to suggest basic guidelines for effective interventions. It is important to note each student presents a unique situation. If you're concerned about a student's behavior and/or health, it is always wise to seek professional consultation.