Behavioral Threat Assessment: A structured, transparent process to better evaluate the potential risk of the possibility of a violent and/or assaultive act being committed by a UA student, employee or visitor to campus. Typically, this process is utilized in response to an actual threat, a perceived threat, or alarming behavior noted by other members of the UA community.
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): A group sponsored by the UA Division of Student Life comprised of representation from the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Communities, Office of Student Conduct, Counseling Center, University of Alabama Police Department, Office of Threat Assessment, Title IX Office, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources. An attorney from the Office of Counsel serves as an ex-officio member to provide legal advice to the BIT. The BIT meets regularly to review alarming/concerning behaviors from individuals and provides early intervention and support to those who present behavioral concerns.
Emergency Management Policy Group (EMPG): Senior-level UA administrators comprised of representatives from the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Division of Finance and Operations, the Division of Student Life, and the Division of Strategic Communications. The EMPG reviews the TAT’s recommendations and advises the UA President as appropriate.
Threat Assessment Specialist (TAS): The Director of the Office of Threat Assessment who reviews, analyzes, and assesses all alarming/threatening behavior that has the potential to negatively impact the safety and security of the UA community.
Threat Assessment Team (TAT): A multi-disciplinary assessment team comprised of a representative from UAPD, the Department of Public Safety, the Division of Student Life, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Department of Human Resources, and the Psychology Clinic. 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 the EMPG.