University Home > Dean of Students Office > Faculty and Staff Resources > Responding to Emotionally Distressed Students Guide > Distinguishing between Distressed, Disruptive, and Dangerous Student Behavior
Distressed: Behavior that causes us to feel alarmed, upset, or worried (most common).
Disruptive: Behavior that interferes with or interrupts the education process of other students or the normal business functions of the university.
Dangerous: Behavior that leaves us feeling frightened and in fear for our personal safety or the safety of others.
General Rule -- If it doesn't feel right, it's usually not right! (Trust your gut.) Remember you can always call the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (DPSEP) at (314) 977-3000.