If you hear or see something that causes you concern about the well-being or safety of a Potomac State College student or any other person affecting the PSC community (including faculty, staff, parents, spouses, family members, and persons not affiliated with the campus) and are unsure about how to intervene or address the situation, you should report it to the University Police or to the PSC Cares Team.
What Should Be Reported
Typical behaviors that should be reported include, but are not limited to:
- Disruptive behavior
- Concerning behavior
- Possession of a weapon or weapons on campus
- Emotionally troubled individuals
- Hostile, threatening or aggressive behavior
- Alarming references or infatuation with fires, firearms or bombs
- Acts motivated by hatred or discrimination
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Drastic, unexpected behavior change
Individuals are expected to use their judgment as to what should be reported, erring on the side of over-reporting, when in doubt.
How to Report
CALL 911 if violence is imminent or is occurring.
For non-emergencies, you can email BIT at PSC-Cares@mail.wvu.edu with the following information:
- Name along with any known information about the person you are referring
- Summary of the observed behavior of concern, including when and where it occurred
- Your contact information
- Any other information that you believe is relevant
(You may also contact the University Police or you may contact the Dean of Student Experience at 304-788-6995 if danger is not imminent.)
A team member will contact you as soon as possible, but no later than the next business day, and gather additional information about your concern.
Please be aware that your communication may be subject to review through FERPA or other laws governing communications.
If your concern pertains to disrespectful or minor disruptive student behavior, please consult with your Dean/Chair or supervisor, or contact, Kara Anderson in the Student Conduct Office at 304-788-6910.