DSU C.A.R.E.S is a behavioral intervention team of campus partners who proactively respond to non-emergency reports of behavioral concerns related to the well-being and academic progress of DSU students. Referrals are reviewed during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm or summer hours), and are not monitored after hours, on weekends, or during official University holidays (please see Academic Calendar – Delta State University).

Please note that due to required compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the person making the referral may not receive additional information regarding the status of the referral, but will receive a notification of receipt of the report.

To make a report, please review the areas below that apply to your concern, then submit the report:

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

For immediate concerns related to persons: making threats to harm themselves or others; that pose a threat to the University or its community; or for other emergency issues, please contact the University Police Dispatch at (662) 846-4155 or 9-1-1.

Campus Counseling (Non-emergency reporting)

This form is used to report “non-emergency” behavioral, emotional and/or mental health concerns regarding DSU students. If you have questions regarding campus counseling services, please contact us at counselingandtesting@deltastate.edu or call us at (662) 846-4690.

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Title IX (Sexual Harassment or Misconduct) Violations

If you’re not in immediate danger and have been sexually harassed or violated, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Deidra Byas at (662) 846-4690. She will advise you of your rights and the support systems and resources available to you, as well as the investigation protocols.

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Student (Code of Conduct) Violations

This form provides an avenue for all faculty, staff, and students to report non-emergency incidents to the Director of Student Development. Incidents may include (but are not limited to): violations of the Student Code of Conduct; violations of local, state, and federal laws; classroom disruptions; general complaints/conflicts/concerns. If you have any questions regarding any incident please contact Rochelle Owsley, Director of Student Development via phone by calling (662) 846-4666, via email at rowsley@deltastate.edu, or by stopping by Suite #200 of the H.L. Nowell Union.

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University Police (On Campus Assistance)

The University Police Department (UPD) strives to protect life and property, understand and serve the needs of the campus community, and improve the quality of life by building capacities and apprehending offenders in a manner consistent with law and reflective of shared university values. Click on the button to file an anonymous report of criminal activity or if Emergency or you need an Immediate Response call (662) 846-4155 24/7!

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S.O.S. Early Alert (Academic Difficulty)

The Stay Okra Strong (S.O.S.) early alert is a system to identify and assist academically at-risk students through organized outreach. Faculty, staff, and students may refer a student by completing the S.O.S. form. Once the form is submitted, the Student Success team is alerted and follows-up with next steps.

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