SUU Assessment & Intervention Team
 

Definitions

  1. Threatening Behavior – Acts or threats of violence. Threats can be verbal or nonverbal. They can be communicated orally, in writing, through gestures, or by any other means, including electronic transmission. They can be communicated directly to an intended recipient or through a third party. The following is a non-exclusive list of Threatening Behaviors:
    • Intentionally causing physical injury to another, including sexual assault and domestic and dating violence, as further described in the Harassment, Physical Violence/Threats of Physical Violence, and Sexualized Violence and Misconduct policies;
    • Intentionally damaging property, as further described in the Physical Violence/Threats of Physical Violence and Vandalism Policies;
    • Using language or engaging in behavior that threatens physical injury to another or intentional damage to property and has the effect of intimidating, frightening, coercing, or provoking others, as further described in the Harassment, Physical Violence/Threats of Physical Violence and Vandalism Policies;
    • Brandishing or using a weapon in a manner not required by the individual’s position as further described in the Firearms and Weapons and Physical Violence/Threats of Physical Violence Policies; or
    • Inciting, aiding, attempting or threatening any of the above.
  2. Concerning Behavior – Actions that raise a safety concern but may not independently qualify as Threatening Behavior. The following is a non-exclusive list of potential Concerning Behaviors:
    • References to planning a violent or destructive event or harming others;
    • Preoccupation with weapons, violent events, or persons who have engaged in violent acts;
    • Disruptive or bizarre conduct;
    • Extreme, inappropriate or unprovoked reactions, such as angry outbursts;
    • Unexplained and alarming changes in behavior or conduct; or
    • Conduct that implicates but may not violate the Firearms and Weapons, Harassment, Physical Violence/Threats of Physical Violence, Sexualized Violence and Misconduct or Vandalism policies.
    • Suicidal comments, threats, or the thought of committing suicide.
  3. Bias Related Behavior – Any behavior- verbal, physical, or written- which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as race, color, religious belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, or age. The following is a non-exclusive list of potential bias related behaviors:
    • Verbal or written threats;
    • Graffiti and/or vandalism
    • Physical assault, including sexual assault or abuse;
    • Stalking;
    • Destruction of property;
    • Harassment and/or coercion.