Tell Somebody

Oftentimes after a tragedy, people come forward with information and observations that, in retrospect, may have
signaled a larger issue. This information when viewed collectively may be helpful in preventing tragic events and initiating assistance to an individual. Texas A&M University is committed to a proactive approach and needs your help.

As a member of this University community, if you observe any behavior that is concerning you may report the behavior using the online report form or by contacting one of the Special Situations Team members during business hours. The CARE Team comprised of University faculty and staff is charged with helping students, faculty and staff who are exhibiting concerning behavior.

The submitter of the report has the option to fill in contact information or submit the report anonymously. Reports submitted anonymously or with limited information may limit the Team’s ability to follow up on an incident. Once a report is submitted online, a copy is emailed to the entire team for appropriate review and necessary action. NOTE: Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for reports submitted through this site. State law determines confidentiality.

This is not a system to be used for emergencies. If you are in an emergency situation that requires medical, psychological or police services, call 911.

Even when there is no threat to harm, it is recommended to involve others to discuss concerning behavior.

  • If you don’t know whether to be concerned about a student’s behavior, contact the Division of Student Affairs at 409-740-4544.
  • If you need to consult with someone about a student in emotional distress, contact the Counseling Services at 409-740-4736 .
  • If you need to consultation about a student’s disruptive behavior and the university conduct system, contact the Office of Community Standards at 409-740-4829.
  • If you don’t know whether to be concerned about a faculty member’s behavior contact the Dean of Faculties at 979-845-4274.
  • If you don’t know whether to be concerned about a staff member’s behavior contact Human Resources at 409-740-4532.

Community Response

Community involvement in the manner in which police services are provided is the key to any quality Community Oriented Policing program. The prompt, informative and responsible reporting of criminal incidents, suspicious persons and vehicles to University Police by community members is essential to an effective and efficient response to these incidents.

While we urge community stakeholders to contact us, we also realize and recognize an individual's need to remain anonymous sometimes and apart from the law enforcement process.

Please feel free to forward your information to us, knowing that it will be held in the strictest of confidence.

Unless citizens report crimes promptly, and participate and support crime prevention efforts, the criminal justice system will operate under a severe handicap. If crimes are never reported, little can be done to help stop other community members from becoming victims.

The University community can be much safer with your help! The likelihood of arresting an offender decreases with each passing day that a crime goes unreported.