Student Campus Behavioral Intervention / Threat Assessment Team (S-CBITAT)
Identifying Red Flag Behaviors in Students
It is the responsibility of faculty, staff and students to report Red Flag behaviors. Red Flag Behaviors may fall into two categories: (1) Immediate and (2) Concerning or Disruptive.
Below are examples of student behaviors that indicate the need for IMMEDIATE assistance:
- Carrying or displaying a weapon.
- Acts or threats of harm (verbal or written) to other individuals or property.
- Suicidal thoughts, statements, gestures, threats or attempts.
- Self-mutilating behaviors such as cutting or burning.
- Intimidating behaviors, including inappropriate touching, harassment or stalking.
- Loss of contact with reality such as hearing or seeing things that are not present.
- Change in ability to speak and/or disorientation to time and place.
- Disruptive behavior such as yelling or screaming uncontrollably, aggression or hostility.
- Anxiety resulting in disruption to the environment.
- Any words or conduct, such as intense anger, that cause fear for safety.
WHAT TO DO when IMMEDIATE assistance is needed: Call Public Safety at ext. 5555 or dial 911. After the emergency situation has been handled, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT. Upon receipt of the report, appropriate follow-up will be initiated by the CBITAT team.
Below are examples of CONCERNING or DISRUPTIVE behaviors that may negatively impact the overall environment and may make it uncomfortable for others:
- Inability or lack of willingness to comply with directives from SWIC personnel.
- Unwillingness to change behavior after it has been addressed.
- Persistent and unreasonable demands for time and attention.
- Excessive talking or monopolizing discussions.
- Frequent or high levels of irritable, unruly, abrasive, aggressive or argumentative behavior.
- Behavior that interferes with daily operations throughout the campus.
- Sudden and unusual changes in behavior.
- Lack of respect for personal space and boundaries.
Consistent Spacing only
WHAT TO DO when CONCERNING OR DISRUPTIVE behaviors occur: If the concerning ordisruptive behavior rises to a level of immediate concern, contact Public Safety at ext. 5555 or dial 911. After the emergency situation has been handled, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT.
For non-immediate concerns, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT. Upon receipt of the report, appropriate follow-up will be initiated by the CBITAT team.