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, p10.

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) Parking and Security Services Director 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. 

Early Alert Response System (EARS)

The EARS group 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.

Moderate - Emotionally Troubled/Agitated - Person is frustrated that his/her needs are not being met by students or member of the College community.  Person wants attention and someone to listen to them.

Elevated - Assertive/Aggressive/Disruptive - Person creates a disruption and appears to be physically and emotionally upset and may become more aggressive.

Critical - Overly Aggressive/Potentially Harmful - Person creates an atmosphere where immediate danger is present, i.e. yelling, grabbing at a staff or faculty member, blocking an entrance or exit, making threats, use of a weapon.  For assistance, call 911.

Suicidal - CALL 911 - If a person is suicidal or a threat to hurt self, let them know you are concerned about them and ask them to stay with you until help arrives.

If the person refuses to stay with you, do not follow them, contact Public Safety immediately to try to find or contact the person in crisis.

If you are working with a student who is not in immediate danger, but who may need assistance, provide as much support as possible and refer them to Health & Wellness Services.

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.

During evenings and weekends - Leave an email message at EarlyAlertResponseSystem@slcc.edu.

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.