The Behavioral Concerns Team (BCT) exists to assess and respond to students, faculty or staff who are exhibiting distress, threatening or erratic behavior. It is the goal of the BCT to protect the needs of the individual while balancing the safety needs of the JSU community. Referral to the BCT allows for early identification and individualized intervention of individuals in distress or those presenting behavioral or safety concerns.
Examples of behavior deemed appropriate for assessment through the BCT include, but are not limited to:
- Self-injurious behavior or threats of self-harm
- Threats or aggressive actions toward others
- Erratic behavior or communication that disrupts the normal proceedings of JSU students, faculty, or staff
- Serious alcohol or drug misuse
In the event a JSU employee, student or visitor to the campus has knowledge of an individual exhibiting threatening, erratic or distressed behavior, he or she should address the concern in the following manner:
- Complete a Concerning Behavior Form