Threat Management and Behaviors of Concern
Radford University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community and has in place the following three mechanisms for receiving, evaluating and managing safety and security concerns:
- The Risk Advisory Committee (RAC) was formed in compliance with Code of Virginia § 23-9.2:10, whose mission is to provide a venue for representatives throughout the University community to discuss issues of safety related to student and employee behaviors and to recommend general actions to the Threat Assessment Team and/or appropriate authorities that may help in preventing and responding to violence on campus.
- The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) was formed in compliance with Code of Virginia § 23-9.2:10 and is charged with the assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior may present a threat to self, others or the safety of the University community. The TAT is a standing committee chaired by the Dean of Students and includes the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, the Chief of University Police, the Director of Student Counseling Services, the Executive Director of Emergency Preparedness, the Assistant Provost for Academic Programs and the Executive Director of Human Resources. TAT members may appoint a designee as appropriate and representatives from other University offices may be included, when needed.
- The Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) provides a system of intervention and support for students who may be emotionally, socially and/or academically at risk. The BCT was created in fall 2007 as a result of a recommendation from the Risk Advisory Committee. BCT is a focused team of interdisciplinary administrators who receive referrals regarding students who have come to public attention and may be in distress. The BCT convenes weekly during the semester with additional meetings called as needed.
Radford University’s Threat Management Education and Behaviors of Concern website is intended to provide information to help identify and respond to concerns, warning signs, resources and reporting threats and behaviors of concern.