Faculty Services

What do I do if a Student is Behaving Inappropriately or is Posing an Immediate Threat?

"The primary responsibility for managing the classroom environment rests with the faculty. Students who engage in any prohibited or unlawful acts that result in disruption of a class may be directed by the faculty member to leave the class for the remainder of the class period. Longer suspensions from a class or dismissal on disciplinary grounds must be preceded by a meeting with appropriate administrators and facilitated by the Dean of Students." From the Student Code of Conduct, p25.

Threat of Imminent Injury

In the event of an emergency where you need immediate police or medical assistance for any campus call:

Emergency Calls 911

If possible, evacuate the area.

If you need law enforcement assistance for non-emergency calls (dispatch), please call the appropriate number for your campus. For more information, please see the Police Services website. 

 

Mild or Strong Threat of Violence

Report incident immediately to:
  1) Your Supervisor
  2) Employee Relations Managers at 801-957- 4212
  3) Director of Public Safety at 801-957-4571

Faculty who experience class disruption, from a student with a disability, should follow standard college procedure as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.  Depending on the severity of the disruption, they may refer students to the Dean of Students at 801-957-4004 or call campus security. If it is an emergency, call 911. 

Disorderly Conduct

Any behavior, which disrupts the academic and/or socal environment on College owned or controlled property or at college sponsored or supervised functions, or violates the standard of fair accesss to the education experience. More information may be found within the following documentation.

Levels of Disorderly Conduct

Dealing with Disruptive and Threatning People in the Workplace

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a threat assessment team formed to assess behavior or at-risk students.  The team determines intervention strategies and provides professional support for those students while maintaining a safe campus community.

The team determines intervention strategies and provides professional support for those students while maintaining a safe campus community.  The team also provides ways to support and train faculty and staff as a way to prevent/mitigate difficult situations that can arise on campus.

AT-RISK BEHAVIORS:

Minimum - Emotionally Frustrated - Person is frustrated that his/her needs are not being met by a member of the College community.  Person inappropriately acts out to get attention.

Moderate - Aggressive - Person is highly agitated and creates a disruption causing the faculty or staff member to become uncomfortable with a person's aggressive nature.

Potential Threat - Overly Aggressive/Potential Harm to Others - Person creates an atmosphere where potential danger is present, i.e. verbally abusive, yelling, grabbing at a staff or faculty member, or blocking an entrance or exit.

Immediate Threat - Harm to Others (Call 911) - Person gives an overt threat to do physical harm to faculty, staff and/or students, i.e. use of a weapon, phone calls, written correspondence, or through the use of social media.

Potential Suicidal - CALL 911 - Suicidal behavior is any injurious behavior which is self-inflicted and by which a student intends to kill himself or herself.  A suicide threat is any interpersonal action, verbal or non-verbal, that a reasonable person would interpret as communicating that suicidal behavior may be imminent.  Suicidal ideation is any self-reported thoughts or feelings about engaging in suicidal behavior.
 
Common suicide warning signs
 
Talk about wanting to die or kill oneself * Researching a way to kill oneself * Feeling hopeless * Feeling trapped * Lacking a reason to live * Feeling struck in unbearable pain * Feeling like a burden on others * Increasing use of alcohol or drugs * Acting anxious or agitated * Reckless behavior * Sleeping too little or too much * Withdrawing or isolating oneself * Expressing rage or the desire for revenge * Displaying extreme mood swings.


REFERRALS:
During regular business hours - Contact the Dean of Students at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus,  in Student Center, Room 276, call 801-957-4004 or email marlin.clark@slcc.edu.  If the Dean of Students is not available, contact the Director of Student Conduct & Support Services at 801-957-2122 or email kevin.miller@slcc.edu. After hours, the 24-Hour Crisis Line (801-587-3000)provided by the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute can be called.  A Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is also available at this number for on-site assessment and crisis intervention.

For campus-wide emergency purposes, an emergency key is available to lock your classroom from the inside. Contact your department to find out how to obtain this key.