If you would like additional information or have a question that is not listed below please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.
The fastest and easiest method is to fill out a SOS referral form online, this can be done 24/7.
The form provides a place to upload documents, images, etc. and is routed to the appropriate staff member for review during normal University business hours.
If there is indication of a safety concern or an immediate threat of danger on campus call UPD at (904) 620-2800.
Off Campus emergencies should dial 9-1-1.
The more information we get about the student, the better we can assist in getting them resources they need. Please review Questions to Consider Prior to Submitting a SOS Referral for more guidance. If you still have hesitation prior to submitting an SOS Referral, reach out to a team member and discuss your questions or concerns by emailing or calling the Office of the Dean of Students.
The SOS Team is compromised of staff and faculty from various offices on campus whose role is to identify and intervene in situations involving students, to help find solutions to problems that may impact the potential for student success.
All SOS meetings and discussions are confidential and on a "need to know basis" because they are protected under Federal Law by both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The SOS Team meets routinely to discuss details needed to effectively prioritize and allocate University resources for students in need.
The names of students referred to SOS are confidential.
The function of the SOS list is to identify students in or heading toward distress, and provide these students with appropriate resources.
If you submit a SOS Referral regarding a student already identified on the SOS list, your information will simply supplement existing SOS Referral(s).
Yes, however, it makes following up with the referrer more difficult. In certain situations the information you provide may be so specific the student under investigation may know you referred them.
The SOS Team will use the greatest discretion possible in managing the situation. However, please know that anonymity can never be guaranteed
Typically, SOS receives referrals from the UNF community regarding a change in a student's behavior or a concern the student has articulated intention to harm themselves or others. Also, referrals have been made when "something just doesn't feel right" about a student because we highly recommend "if you see something, to say something." Refer to Identifying a Student of Concern for additional insight.
Under normal circumstances, the referral will trigger an investigation of the student by the SOS Team and a Dean of Students staff member will contact the individual who made the referral. The investigation process will continue from there and will proceed with steps of student intervention.
Yes, SOS can be utilized by anyone currently attending the University.