Behaviors of Concern

If this is an emergency or you suspect criminal activity is currently taking place, please contact the police immediately. For on campus emergencies, contact the Radford University Police Department at (540) 831-5500. For off campus emergencies, contact the Radford City Department of Police by dialing 911.

Otherwise, if you have a concern about a student (or other community member*), which needs to be addressed, contact the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) or use the online reporting system. Concerning behaviors may include inappropriate, disruptive, and/or threatening behavior; or a student who has stopped attending class, won’t leave their room, or has made dramatic changes in their appearance, etc. When this information is received, it will be received by a professional staff member who will acquire needed information and develop and appropriate response that often includes relating the situation to the Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT).

The DOS provides a consistent location for reporting students (or other community members*) whose behavior is of concern to assure that such students are getting appropriate assistance and support from relevant campus resources. However, there can be times when the conduct process may be the most effective means for addressing some types of behaviors. In such cases a DOS staff member may recommend that you file a charge against a student.

To discuss concerns about a student’s behaviors, please call the Dean of Students Office 540-831-6259 or at

*Concerns about a faculty or staff member can be reported to Human Resources (HR) at 540-831-5008 or  Concerns regarding a faculty or staff member that are received by DOS will be forwarded to HR and/or referred to BCT or other appropriate campus resource.

Talk about your concern

It is strongly encouraged that you speak to someone about your concern. If you would like to do so, you can contact the DOS. You can speak with someone by phone by dialing (540) 831-6259. You can also visit the office on the second floor of Heth Hall during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Finally, you can send e-mail to

Anyone using this site can elect to file their report. You are encouraged to provide contact information, as additional details may be needed. If you do choose to file this report anonymously, please be sure to provide as much detail as possible, as we will not be able to contact you to seek clarification or additional information, which may limit our ability to respond.

Student Success

If you have academic concerns, the Student Success Early Warning Form is designed as a tool for faculty and advisors to identify specific students who appear to be struggling academically. You can access this form by clicking the life preserver link on your student roster.