Campus Threat Assessment Plan

The following outline is intended to demonstrate how BIT will assess and manage reports of Threatening Behavior, Concerning Behavior, or Bias Related Behaviors. BIT will assess and manage each report in accordance with its best judgment and other applicable SUU polices. BIT may use any of the potential actions listed below as the circumstances of a particular report require.

  • Any BIT member will convene the available members of BIT upon receiving a report of Threatening, Concerning or Bias Related Behavior if that report requires an immediate response. BIT may seek the assistance of SUU Police, seek emergency medical assistance, or take other appropriate measures to address the situation.
  • SUU Police or other law enforcement agencies will coordinate all action in cases of an emergency, violent incident or imminent threat of violence on campus.
  • If a report does not require an immediate response, the BIT member will bring the report to BIT’s next regular meeting. BIT will evaluate the report and determine if it requires further investigation.
  • BIT may investigate a report by obtaining information from multiple sources, such as faculty, staff, coaches, family members, or others who may have relevant knowledge or information. As permitted by law and SUU policies, BIT may use records generated or maintained by SUU in its investigation.
  • BIT will evaluate the information obtained by its investigation to determine if the reported behavior poses a threat of violence or other harm.
  • If BIT determines that reported behavior poses a threat of violence or other harm, it may intervene in order to reduce the risk of harm that the individual (or individuals) may pose. Intervention can include: family or parental notification; law enforcement involvement; referral for disciplinary action; a behavioral contract; voluntary referral for mental health evaluation or treatment; mandated psychological assessment or other medical treatment; voluntary or involuntary withdrawal or suspension from SUU; dismissal; environmental modification or other accommodations to mitigate risk; collaboration with potential targets to decrease vulnerability; engaging with the individual to de-escalate the situation; ongoing monitoring; barring the individual from SUU’s campus.
  • Before BIT intervenes, an individual will generally have an opportunity to respond to BIT’s investigation and provide any information they believe is relevant to BIT’s investigation and intervention.
  • If BIT determines that the reported behavior does not pose a threat, BIT can take no action, or opt to monitor and reevaluate the reported behavior or the individual as necessary. Additionally, BIT can determine that the reported behavior is best resolved through alternate channels and refer the report accordingly.
  • Cases handled by BIT will generally remain open until it appears that intervention or continued monitoring are no longer necessary.
  • BIT will participate in periodic training and conduct periodic assessments of outcomes of its management plans and actions taken.