About Say Something

The Say Something program is coordinated by the Office of the Dean of Students and uses Maxient software to manage person of concern, discrimination/bias, and Title IX issues.

Through Maxient, we are able to centralize reporting and record-keeping on disciplinary, person of concern, and discrimination/bias, and Title IX issues. Maxient helps us connect important information related to community members' conduct and wellbeing to provide coordinated support for success.

Say Something provides a centralized way for Ball State community members to report concerns and incidents or address observed difficulties that may impede a person's success at Ball State University.

Is This an Emergency?

Do you believe a student or someone else may be in immediate danger?

  • Person is actively suicidal
  • Threats of violence to one's self or others
  • Medical Emergency
  • Any other type of an emergency

If there is an emergency situation, please call University Police at 765-285-1111 or 911 then complete a Person of Concern referral below.

Referral Forms

Referral submissions will be reviewed by the Dean of Students staff as appropriate.

Please select the appropriate form below to begin your referral:

Faculty who observe patterns of academic behavior in an individual student that may endanger their academic success are encouraged to complete this referral. This includes concerns with attendance, academic performance/preparation, etc.

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The bias incident response team offers a supportive process students can use to report incidents involving bias. Students who may have been the target or witness to a bias incident may submit a report which will be reviewed by a member of the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT). A team member will contact the student to discuss the incident further.

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Faculty, staff, and students may refer Ball State community members who are experiencing crisis, displaying odd or unusual behaviors, or engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful to themselves and/or others.

When appropriate, this information will be shared with the Ball State Counseling Center.

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Silent Witness is an online program that allows users to confidentially report information about criminal activity on campus.

This form should not be used to report crimes in progress or emergencies and cannot be used to file formal police reports.

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Members of the campus community have the opportunity to report issues that they believe may be a violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, including but not limited to classroom disruption, disorderly conduct, and general student behavior reports.

The Office of Student Conduct will investigate reports to determine appropriate action.

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Members of the campus community may refer incidents or concerns involving Ball State registered student organizations, including Greek letter organizations, for review of violations to the Student Code.

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Report information necessary to initiate an investigation of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual or gender harassment, sexual assault or other sexual violence, stalking, or retaliation pursuant to the Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy and the Student Code of Conduct.

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This form is for HRL Staff use only.  For anyone else, please utilize one of the other referral links.


Helping Students in Distress

As faculty and staff members, you may be the first to notice a student who is experiencing difficulty. However, you do not have to take on the role of counselor or diagnose a student. If appropriate, you may want to have a direct conversation with the student to gather more information and express your concern. We do recommend you offer resource referral information.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Say Something program or for assistance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

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