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While interacting with students at the College, employees and students may be confronted with students who may be displaying concerning or threatening behavior. As members of the campus community, we all have a shared ethical responsibility to report concerning behaviors we experience or observe. Concerning behaviors include emotional distress, unusual behavior, abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs, thoughts of suicide or homicide, disturbing written material, and other troubling behaviors. Concerning behaviors might be observed in a number of settings, such as, in the classroom, at a service location or office, or during participation in an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Student Intervention and Prevention (SIP) Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them before there is a crisis.
The SIP team does not replace faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes of the College, College Public Safety responses to incidents, or licensed psychological services. Additionally, the SIP teams works within all current College policies and follows threat assessment protocols.
SIP Team members are hand-picked campus employees who through their professional skill set are capable of providing assistance to students. Membership is as follows:
Referrals to the SIP Team can be made by faculty, staff, another student, or a student may self identify. In general, any behavior that disrupts or interferes with the normal operations of the College, causes concern for a student's well-being or the well-being of others should be reported. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to use the Report Form for Concerning Behavior. This form allows the campus community to communicate with the SIP Team and make the SIP Team aware of any concerns or suspicions you may have about a particular individual's behavior. We recommend that you report any threats and any other behavior you find troubling or upsetting.
There is no penalty for reporting. In fact, the SIP Team wants to hear about behavior that causes anyone some worry or concern.
Call 911 and the Department of Public Safety, 443-412-2272, if the physical safety of a student, yourself, or others is of immediate concern.
The SIP Team may:
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Diane Resides
Associate Vice President
for Student Development
Nicole Hoke Wilson
Disability Support and Intervention Services
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