If a Threat is Immediate Call the Police607-753-2111 or 9-1-1
If you notice warning signs of violent behavior, tell an instructor, a resident assistant (RA), a counselor, a police officer or a parent.
Know the Warning Signs
Signs that someone may become violent include social withdrawal, trouble controlling anger and an interest in violence or weapons.
Trust Your Instincts
Share your concerns honestly. If you're wrong, that's OK. If you're right, you may save lives.
Behavioral Assessment Team
Student affairs and academic affairs have collaboratively established a Behavioral Assessment Team (formerly referred to as the Threat Assessment Team). Its purpose is to utilize the expertise of experienced professionals in response to student behavior that poses a potential risk of violence to self or others.
Establishment of this team formalizes a process for reporting and addressing specific, alarming behaviors that do not fall within existing reporting procedures such as those established by the Counseling Center, University Police Department, Residence Life and Housing Office and Student Conduct Office. Emergency situations always need to be reported to university police for immediate response.
Specifically the team will:
- create a care management system to assess the behavior of students who may be at risk;
- watch for information, both oral and written, from faculty and staff about behavior that may be threatening;
- stay attuned to escalating behavior or potential physical violence; and
- develop a plan of action for the student such as contacting parents, referrals to various campus resources, disciplinary action, etc., as appropriate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact team members.
Susan Wilson, interim associate dean of education, 607-753-5431
Jerome O’Callaghan, associate dean of arts and sciences, 607-753-4314
Steven Dangler, chief, university police, 607-753-4124 (emergency 607-753-2111 or 911)
Carolyn Bershad, director of counseling and student development 607-753-4728
Eileen Gravani, associate dean of professional studies 607-753-2702
Ralph Carrasquillo, director of residence life and housing 607-753-4724
Michael Pitaro, acting director of student conduct, 607-753-4725
Greg Sharer, vice president for student affairs 607-753-4721
Chris Kuretich, assistant vice president for student affairs 607-753-4721