DEFINITIONS

Behavioral Threat Assessment:  A structured process used to better evaluate the potential for the risk of a violent act posed by a UA student, a UA employee, or a UA visitor.  Typically, this process is utilized in response to an actual threat, a perceived threat, or alarming behavior noted by others.

 

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT):   A UA Division of Student Affairs-sponsored group comprised of representation from Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Communities, Office of Student Conduct, Counseling Center,  University of Alabama Police Department (UAPD),  Office of Threat Assessment, Title IX Office, Office of Counsel, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources.  The BIT reviews a UA student’s alarming/concerning behavior and provides early intervention and support to students who present behavioral concerns.

 

Emergency Preparedness and Response Policy Group (Policy Group):  Senior level UA administrators comprised of representatives from Public Safety, Provost/Academic Affairs, Financial Affairs, Student Affairs, and University Relations.  The Policy Group reviews the TAT’s recommendations and advises the UA President as appropriate.

 

Threat Assessment Specialist (TAS):  The Director for Threat Assessment who reviews, analyzes, and assesses an alarming/threatening behavior that has the potential to negatively impact the UA community.

 

Threat Assessment Team (TAT):   UA-sponsored multi-disciplinary assessment team comprised of representatives of the UAPD, the Office of Emergency Preparedness,  and the UA Mental Health profession.  An attorney from the Office of Counsel serves as an ex-officio member to provide legal advice. The TAT reviews significant alarming/threatening behavior and makes recommendations to UA’s Policy Group.