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Division of Student Life

Dean of Students Office
315-859-4020
315-859-4077 (fax)

Students of Concern

The Students Of Concern team (SOC) was formed to facilitate communication of information regarding students who may be experiencing significant difficulties or may be a threat to themselves or others. The committee consists of professional staff from The Dean of Students Office, the Counseling Center, Residential Life, the Health Center and Campus Safety and meets at least once a week.

The purpose of this team is to provide a means for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being should be referred to this team of professionals.

Information from faculty, staff and students is shared among the team members. The team broadens the scope of involvement and includes other faculty and staff members, when appropriate. The SOC will review all information on the student’s behavior and background, the team will then determine an action plan and monitor the student on a case-by-case basis. Communication with involved parties is led by a member of the SOC team to ensure consistency and ongoing monitoring of these students when necessary.


The role of the team is:

  • to lead a collaborative effort to promote optimal health and safety of students;
  • to ensure a systematic response to students’ behavior that may be disruptive in the classroom or other areas of the campus;
  • to develop strategies that best utilize campus and community resources to assist students; and
  • to support student success.

If you are concerned about a student, please let us know. You may report a student of concern by submitting a SOC report here.

If you are concerned that someone is in danger of harming themselves or others, immediately contact Campus Safety at (315) 859-4000.


For other situations requiring crisis intervention, contact: The Hamilton College Counseling Center at (315) 859-4340. A counselor on call also is available after hours during the academic year, and may be reached by calling Campus Safety at 315-859-4000.