Every day over 7,000 students are swept up in SoC reporting measures on university campuses across the US. There is often poor guidance on what is considered “concerning,” and “suspicious” is often code for racialized persons. There is no standard on what types of supports and interventions are provided to students, and often poor follow-up. There is no transparency, and absolutely no accountability when students are harmed. The entire process can be described as a black box, which is why this project exists. Care and support should always be a collaborative process with students, and transparency is needed to make that possible.
Were you labeled as a Student of Concern? Would you like to share your story? I would love to hear from you!