Published on August 15th, 2022 | by University Communications


Student Affairs encourages use of Lions Care to aid students in distress

The Division of Student Affairs response team is encouraging faculty and staff to use Lions Care, a team approach to supporting students in distress. When faculty and staff know of a student who may be exhibiting signs of distress or concerning behavior, they are highly encouraged to fill out the Lions Care form to get the student quick and effective help.

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Signs of distress might include:

  • Anxiety
  • Belligerence
  • Missing multiple classes and/or assignments
  • Distinct changes in personality, i.e., outgoing to withdrawn
  • Distinct changes in appearance, i.e., lack of cleanliness
  • Volatile emotions
  • Oversharing of personal topics within class
  • Nonsensical conversation
  • Negative interactions with others

The Lions Care form can be found here. Be sure to bookmark this form for future use.

Please submit this form as soon as you note a student in distress so that the Division of Student Affairs can mitigate problems before they become a crisis. The response team will involve appropriate faculty, staff, and off-site resources with a case management approach, providing comprehensive support to the reported student.

In cases where the individual may pose an immediate risk of violence to self or others, call University Safety at (352) 588-8432.  University Safety is available 24/7/365.

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