Concern for a Student

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Concern for a Student?

Concern for a Student

 

The University of Delaware is committed to promoting a safe working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community. The Student Behavioral Consultation Team (SBCT) develops support plans to promote student health, wellbeing 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.

Contact the SBCT

If you observe a situation or behavior that gives you concern for student or campus safety, trust your instinct and submit the below form.

Please include as much information as possible. The who, what, where, when and how is always helpful but not required. Anonymous reporting will not be accepted. However, every effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of individuals reporting information.Our community depends on Blue Hens looking out for each other. If you're concerned about a student's behavior, fill out the form below and the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) will check in with them.

In an emergency, please call 911. On or near campus, you will be routed to University of Delaware Police Department (UDPD).

Potential SBCT Responses

 

  • 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 (CCSD)
    • Community Standards & Conflict Resolution (CSCR)
    • Residence Life & Housing
    • Student Health Services (SHS)
    • Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP)
    • Disability Support Services (DSS)
    • Others as needed and appropriate
  • Refer for support coordination through Case Management & Student Advocacy.
  • Recommend involvement of family or emergency contact.
  • Recommend implementation of emergency suspension and/or campus ban.
  • Conduct a threat assessment.
  • Recommend consideration of voluntary or involuntary leave.
  • Involve UDPD.
  • Continue monitoring the situation without immediate action.

SBCT Members

 

The following positions make up the core membership of the Student Behavioral Consultation Team.

  • Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students (SBCT Chairperson)
  • Director, Case Management and Student Advocacy/Associate Dean of Students
  • Associate Director, Case Management and Student Advocacy/Senior Assistant Dean of Students
  • Director, Center for Counseling and Student Development
  • Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • Director, Community Standards & Conflict Resolution
  • Director, Disability Support Services
  • Executive Director, Residence Life & Housing
  • Associate Director, Residence Life & Housing
  • Deputy Chief, UDPD

If, after an initial evaluation of a student safety concern, the SBCT believes that the consultation with additional members of the University community is required, contacts will be made on an as-needed basis.

SBCT Responsibilities

 

  1. Meet weekly to share information and develop action plans.
  2. Perform initial assessment of risk and refer cases to offices and officials as needed for additional assessment.
  3. Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the student and the University community.
  4. Make recommendations to University officials on appropriate actions consistent with University policies and procedures.