Assessing Troubling Student Behavior and Evaluating Campus Threats

Topics: Mental Health and Counseling, Student Health and Wellness, Student Affairs

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Research Questions

  • How have other institutions developed and maintained student “care teams” or behavioral intervention teams?
  • What methodology do institutions use to determine if a threat is valid?


In light of an increased national focus on campus safety, an increasing number of institutions are re-evaluating their processes for supporting students who display troubling behavior and assessing threats made by students to the larger campus community. This brief examines models of behavioral intervention teams established by large, highly-residential institutions, as well as methodologies to assess threat severity employed by these institutions.

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