b'mental health issues. While mental health issues do not negate or excuse the seriousness of an academic integrity violation, it is important to provide support to at-risk students during the academic integrity hearing process. In many cases, the infraction may be straightforward and the students response appropriate. In cases where the faculty member has a more serious concerndue to the nature of the offense or concerns about the particular student involvedthe faculty member/instructor is advised to take note and consult with his/her academic advising office.Examples of such cases would include: The instructor believes the students behavior exhibits signs of underlying mental health difficulties, such as verbal incoherence, mood instability, loss of affect, uncontrollable weeping, severe withdrawal from classes and relationships, or otherwise bizarre behavior. The student is believed to be at risk to him/herself or to others in response to the news of the violation or news from the committee about the grade or class where the infraction occurred. The instructor feels instinctively that there MAY be serious underlying issues that the student is not able or willing to express. This often has been the case with students who do not give a sense to the faculty member that they understand the gravity of the violation or do not seem able in any way to articulate any response to the situation.Traumatic Experiences227'