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Students of Concern Team

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What is the SOC Team?

A collaborative campus-wide team that provides behavioral assessment and intervention directed toward students with needs and concerns. The team is administered through the ISU Division of Student Affairs.

What are the major functions and roles of the SOC Team? 

  1. Serves as a resource to campus community members with concerns about students’ behaviors and interactions.
  2. Receives referrals for concerns about students who are in distress (Distressing Students) and/or students who are threatening, disruptive, and/or aggressive (Threatening or Disruptive Students).
  3. Gathers pertinent and relevant information on referrals to determine appropriate intervention and support.
  4. Helps clarify the level of risk in any occurrence or circumstance brought to the team’s attention.
  5. Coordinates timely and thoughtful responses and provision of support for a student of concern and others impacted.
  6. Ensures appropriate follow-up once interventions are identified and implemented.

When are a student’s behaviors considered to be at a level of concern or need for assistance?

Students who are in distress (Distressing Students)

A student whose behavior and use of resources are such that reasonable and informed parties are concerned about that student’s ability to succeed in the university environment and/or concerned about the student’s ability to succeed in a manner that is consistent with the individual’s safety and welfare.

Students who are threatening, disruptive, and/or aggressive (Threatening or Disruptive Students)

A student whose behavior and use of resources are such that reasonable and informed parties are concerned about that student’s potential for engaging in violent and/or disruptive behavior.

Pocatello Campus

Core Team Members (Referral Sources)
Emergency
Lewis Eakins, Public Safety, 282-2515, eakilewi@iu.edu

Nonemergency 
Lowell Richards, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, 282-2794
Kris Clarkson, Director of Student Life, 282-2794, clarkri3@isu.edu

Other Permanent Team Members

James Francel, General Counsel, 282-3234 [Advisory Capacity]

Karina Rorris, Director, Disability Services, 282-3599

Joanne Tokle, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, 282-3520

Todd Johnson, Director, Veteran Student Services, 282-4298

Melissa Millican, Assistant Director, University Housing, 282-2120

Rick Pongratz, Director, University Counseling and Testing Service, 282-2130

Ron Solbrig, MD, Director and Physician, Student Health Center, 282-2330

Craig Thompson, Director, University Housing, 282-2120

Sheryl Yee, Student Support & Outreach Specialist, 282-2794

Specialty Team Members
(Based on individual student case)
Academic Deans/Faculty, Academic Advising, Financial Aid Office, International Programs,
ISU Religious Organizations, Campus Health Clinics and other systems as warranted.

Idaho Falls Campus

Emergency
Public Safety, 282-2515 or 911

Nonemergency 
Ches Barnes, ISU Idaho Falls, Bennion Student Union, Director, 282-7866, barnches@isu.edu

Meridian Campus

Emergency
Public Safety, 282-2515 or 911

Nonemergency 
Ali Crane, ISU Meridian Administration, Director of Student Life, 373-1706, cranali@isu.edu

Twin Falls Campus

Emergency
911

Nonemergency 
Chris Vaage, ISU Twin Falls, 282-4840, vaagchri@isu.edu

 

 

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