SUU Assessment & Intervention Team

Campus Threat Assessment Plan

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

  • Any SAIT member will convene the available members of SAIT upon receiving a report of Threatening, Concerning or Bias Related Behavior if that report requires an immediate response. SAIT 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 SAIT member will bring the report to SAIT’s next regular meeting. SAIT will evaluate the report and determine if it requires further investigation.
  • SAIT 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, SAIT may use records generated or maintained by SUU in its investigation.
  • SAIT will evaluate the information obtained by its investigation to determine if the reported behavior poses a threat of violence or other harm.
  • If SAIT 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 SAIT intervenes, an individual will generally have an opportunity to respond to SAIT’s investigation and provide any information they believe is relevant to SAIT’s investigation and intervention.
  • If SAIT determines that the reported behavior does not pose a threat, SAIT can take no action, or opt to monitor and reevaluate the reported behavior or the individual as necessary. Additionally, SAIT can determine that the reported behavior is best resolved through alternate channels and refer the report accordingly.
  • Cases handled by SAIT will generally remain open until it appears that intervention or continued monitoring are no longer necessary.
  • SAIT will participate in periodic training and conduct periodic assessments of outcomes of its management plans and actions taken.