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Behavioral Intervention Assistance

While interacting with students across the college, faculty and staff may be confronted with situations in which a student is displaying concerning behavior. The Behavioral Intervention Team is a resource available to the campus to address students of concern.

The Behavioral Intervention Team is a multidisciplinary team, which meets regularly to monitor reports of students of concern and track patterns, behaviors, and disturbances to groups or individuals. The team can perform a threat assessment and determines the appropriate response and mechanisms to intervene and respond to a crisis or concerning behaviors.

Behavioral Intervention Team

The Sacramento State Crisis Intervention team consists of representatives from the following areas of campus:
 
  • Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Student Affairs Case Manager
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Student Affairs Director of Student Conduct
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Student Organization and Leadership 
  • Human Resources
  • University Council
  • Sacramento State Police Department

Types of Behaviors

Behaviors of concern are actions that have the potential to compromise the safety of the campus community. Some examples are:

  • Threats of harm to others (including electronically, in a paper or essay, or verbalized to another person)
  • Talk of suicide or suicidal action (including electronically, in a paper or essay, or verbalized to another person)
  • Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal proceedings of University students, faculty, staff, or community.
  • Threats of a weapon on campus
  • Significant inappropriate disruption to the community
  • Odd or concerning behaviors that you have a "gut feeling" about with regards to student or campus safety

Types of Settings

Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity.
 
By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Behavioral Intervention Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.