Student of Concern

Any member of the College community can report a "student of concern" to the Dean of Students, or any member of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). Level of concern is preliminarily determined with input from the Dean of Students.

Concerning Behaviors

  • Significant drop in academic performance
  • Changes in appearance
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Displays paranoia or distrust
  • Isolates or withdraws self from others

Report to the Dean of Students at 801-957-4776 

BIT will assess the reported student behavior and determine the level of concern and strategies will be developed to manage potential concerning behaviors. Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

Disruptive Behaviors

  • Excessive or demanding of faculty or staff's time/resources
  • Erratic or unusual behaviors
  • Sending intrusive emails/text messages, or any other social media

Report to:  Dean of Students, 801-957-4776 or any member of BIT.

Dean of Students will immediately asses the reported student behavior and share with the VP for Student Affairs and follow-up to BIT.  Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

Threatening Behaviors - Extreme Risk

  • Showing or brandishing a weapon
  • Intent and plan to harm self; preoccupation with death or suicide
  • Overt threats to harm or kill someone
  • Verbal assault towards another individual
  • Intimidating or bullying other students, faculty or staff

If feeling threatened, Call 911 and report to the Dean of Students, 801-957-4776.

A special BIT meeting will be called by the Dean of Students to determine appropriate action to be taken, which includes the notification and sharing of information with the VP for Student Affairs and members of the College who has the "need and right to know."

Suicide 

The most common warning signs of suicide:

  • Self-inflicted death resulting from suicidal behavior
  • Suicide threat
  • Suicidal ideation and suicide plan

See suicide definitions and Suicide Prevention Protocol

If suicide seems imminent, call 911. For additional information, contact the Center for Health & Counseling, 801-957-4268 or the Dean of Students, 801-957-4776.

After hours call the Suicide Hotline, 801-587-3000.

BIT Intervention

BIT will assess the situation and determine what action may need to be taken as well as provide resources that are available.  Appropriate College administrators will be notified. 

Risk Priorities

Priority 1: No identified Risk

Student does not appear to pose a threat of violence or self-harm at this time, nor is significant disruption to the community expected.  Close case.

Reported to the Dean of Students and assessed by BIT to determine level of priority.  Will develop strategies to manage potential concerning behaviors. 

Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

Priority 2: Low Risk

Student does not appear to pose a threat of violence or self-harm at this time, nor is significant disruption to the community expected.  Requires passive monitoring and referrals as appropriate.

Reported to the Dean of Students and assessed by BIT to determine level of priority.  Will develop strategies to manage potential concerning behaviors. 

Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

Priority 3: Moderate Risk

Student does not appear to pose a threat of violence or self-harm at this time, but exhibits behaviors or circumstances that are likely to be disruptive to the community.  Requires active monitoring and referrals.

Reported to the Dean of Students and assessed by BIT to determine level of priority. Will develop strategies to manage potential concerning behaviors. 

Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

Priority 4 - High Risk

Student appears to pose a threat of violence or self-harm but lacks immediacy or specific plan.  Requires threat management plan.

Reported to the Dean of Students or any member of BIT. Assessed immediately by the Dean of Students and shared with the VP for Student Affairs with follow-up to BIT.  Notification will be made to appropriate members of the College, as needed.

The VP for Student Affairs will bring the student threat to the attention of the President of the College, who may choose to inform the Cabinet.

Priority 5 - Extreme Risk

Student appears to pose a clear/imminent threat of violence or self-harm.  Requires immediate containment, law enforcement notification, target protection and management plan.

Reported to the Dean of Students.  A special BIT meeting will be called by the Dean of Students to determine appropriate action taken, which includes the notification and sharing of information with the VP for Student Affairs and members of the College who have the "need and right to know."

The VP for Student Affairs will bring the student threat to the attention of the President of the College, who may choose to inform the Cabinet.