About Incident Reporting
Reporting concerns and incidents to college officials is beneficial to our students' and employees' success and safety. Reporting also strengthens the mission of the College and our educational environment. Completing the appropriate form below shall help ensure prompt notification to the proper College official. If you have questions or concerns regarding the process or which form to use, please contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
If a person is an immediate threat to themselves or someone else or is incapable of caring for themselves, CALL 911.
Early Intervention is Critical: Often, a proactive response to provide a distressed student with timely resources will ensure that the student remains successful academically and otherwise. Late intervention often involves missed classes, isolation from friends and family, possible withdrawals or late drops and an overall interruption in the student’s experience.
Connecting the Dots: Reports are received from departments across campuses and from campuses across the state. Having the ability to connect your concerns with the concerns of others means we are able to provide a centralized and coordinated level of support for each student involved.
We Care: Making a report shows that you care enough to get the student the help he or she needs. It means you are committed to ensuring our students succeed and that you promote the health and safety of the Ivy Tech community.
It Might Be Required: Under certain circumstances, we are obligated to report acts of violence and other threatening behaviors as required by the Clery Act.
Personal misconduct and non-academic violations and incidents include any behavior that violates the Ivy Tech Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities that is not related to an allegation of cheating or plagiarism.
If there is an incident involving an immediate safety issue or threat, call 911.
Report an encounter with an individual that exhibits concerning or worrisome behavior, that you think the College should be aware of, and/or that you believe the individual would benefit from additional support and resources. This report will engage the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) for assessment and response.
The following list of indicators provides some context when assessing whether a student may need additional support:
Persistent unexplained absences
Deterioration in quality/quantity of work
Extreme disorganization or erratic performance
Written or artistic expressions of unusual violence, morbidity, social isolation, despair, or confusion
Continual seeking of special permission (extensions, make-up work)
Patterns of perfectionism
Disproportionate response to grades or other evaluations
Direct statements indicating distress
Significant change in mood
Angry or hostile outbursts, yelling, or aggressive comments
More withdrawn or more animated than usual
Excessively demanding or dependent behavior
Fails to respond to outreach from staff/faculty
Deterioration in physical appears or personal hygiene
Excessive fatigue, exhaustion;
Erratic or disjointed thinking – skips around a lot; unable to stay focused on one topic; topics don’t align
Noticeable cuts, bruises, burns
Frequent or chronic illness
Disorganized speech, rapid or slurred speech; confusion
Use this form to report alleged violations of cheating, plagiarism, falsifying documents or records, or for unprofessional behavior in a clinical or field experience. General classroom misbehavior is considered a non-academic violation (personal misconduct) and should be reported on the Personal Misconduct Violation Form below.
If one has experienced a physical accident or injury, please instruct the injured party to complete an Accident Report at ivytech.edu/accident.