Are you concerned about a student’s physical or mental health? Has a student disrupted your class or caused you to worry about future actions?
To help you identify signs of distress and make appropriate referrals, the University's Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) has created a guide for faculty and staff.
The Student Behavior Consultation Team by calling the Dean of Students Office (302) 831-8939 or send an e-mail to the SBCT. * Please include as much information as possible. The who, what, when, where, and how is always helpful but not required.
In an emergency, please call Public Safety, (302) 831-2222 or 911.
Anonymous reporting will not be accepted. However, every effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of persons reporting information. For additional questions, contact the Dean of Students Office.
Center for Counseling and
Dean of Students Office
Office of Student Conduct
Sexual Offense Support (SOS)
302-831-2226 (24 hr crisis) or
Student Health Service
UD Police Department
(emergency and non-emergency)
302-831-2222 or 911
A situation, observation or instinct tells you to be concerned about a student's safety and/or the safety of the campus. But you’re not sure what to do, where to start and worry you might make things worse.
You have the opportunity to help a student avoid dangerous situations and obtain help. University of Delaware community members can report serious concerns about students’ health and safety or the safety of campus to the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT).
The University of Delaware is committed to promoting a safe working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community. The Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) develops support plans to promote student health, well-being and successful academic experiences; and promotes campus safety through an active process of threat assessment and behavioral intervention. Representatives from Student Life and Campus Safety meet weekly to share information and develop action plans. The SBCT also seeks information from and consults with faculty and staff to identify problematic behaviors.
SBCT responsibilities include:
- Meet weekly to share information and develop action plans.
- Perform initial assessment of risk and refer cases to offices and officials as needed for additional assessment.
- Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the student and the University community.
- Make recommendations to University officials on appropriate actions consistent with University policies and procedures.
SBCT membership includes:
- Charles Beale
Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development
- Kathryn Goldman
Director of the Office of Student Conduct
- Skip Homiak
Executive Director of Campus & Public Safety
- Kathleen Kerr
Director of Residence Life
- José-Luis Riera
Interim Dean of Students
- Donna West
Assistant to the Dean of Students
If, after an initial evaluation of a student safety concern, the SBCT believes that consultation with additional members of the university community is required, contacts will be made on an as-needed basis.
The following are potential SBCT actions:
- Assist faculty or staff in developing a plan of action
- Refer to or continue support services such as:
- Academic Advising
- Center for Counseling and Student Development
- Office of Student Conduct
- Residence Life
- Health Services
- Disability Support Services
- Others as needed and appropriate
- Refer for support coordination through the Dean of Students Office
- Recommend involvement of family/emergency contact
- Recommend implementation of emergency suspension and/or campus ban
- Conduct a threat assessment
- Recommend consideration of voluntary or involuntary leave
- Involve University of Delaware Police Department
- Continue monitoring situation without immediate action
SBCT Case Follow-up
When appropriate and possible, the SBCT chair will communicate to the reporting individual the status of the case and next steps and will encourage continued communication.