When to Report

Students walking on the Janss Steps

Each UCLA community member offers a valuable perspective when working with students in distress. We share the responsibility of responding when a student’s health or safety is at risk by reporting these concerns to the appropriate offices and referring students to campus resources.

UCLA community members are instructed to contact CRT if they observe concerning behaviors and to immediately call 911 or UCPD for threats or safety concerns/emergencies. CRT can be reached during business hours at CRTeam@ucla.edu.

Contact CRT

  • Experiencing a decline in work or academic performance
  • Skipping class, activities, work or personal commitments
  • Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior
  • Showing significant changes in appearance, behavior or weight
  • Making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings or papers
  • Sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Isolating themselves socially
  • Acting paranoid or suspicious
  • Frequently angry or easily frustrated
  • Struggling with health, finances, or family problems
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others (suicidal ideation)

Contact UCPD (310) 825-1491 or 911

(310) 825-1491 or 911

  • Threats of harm to self or others
  • Preoccupation with violence or persons who have engaged in violence
  • Preoccupation with weapons, especially combined with access to weapons
  • Mentioning plans for a violent or destructive event
  • Emergency situations


  • When in doubt, reach out!
  • Listen, refer, document, report.
  • Contact CRT if you intuitively feel like the student needs help.
  • Know your limits. Keep in mind what your role is in working with students. Trained professionals are available to help.
  • Tell students you can have a private, but not confidential, conversation. Refer students to CAPS, Student Legal Services, or the Ombuds Office if they wish to have a confidential conversation.
  • Contact the Case Managers if you’d like additional guidance or refer to the Red Folder.