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Behavioral Risk Assessment and Consultation Team

UMBC’s Behavioral Risk Assessment and Consultation Team assists faculty, staff, and students address situations where a person is displaying disruptive or threatening behavior. It is an interdisciplinary team that examines reports of such behavior to assess and identify persons whose behaviors may endanger their own or others’ health and safety. The team is designed to provide information, recommendations, and referrals to those dealing with threatening or disruptive situations. It does not adjudicate, discipline, or impose sanctions against any member of the campus community, nor does it provide or mandate treatment and, therefore is not a disciplinary body.

The team:

  • Responds to behavior assessing whether a person poses a risk to self or others;
  • Makes recommendations for response to circumstances of violence, threatening behavior, unwanted pursuit, or harassment;
  • Provides resource information helpful to students, faculty, and staff;
  • Identifies resources for troubled students and personnel and make referrals to appropriate campus and off-campus agencies;
  • Investigates the situation and recommends appropriate referrals to Student Judicial Program or University Police that may lead to: ongoing monitoring for follow-up and observation of behavior patterns or suspension dismissal, termination of employment, filing of criminal charges;
  • Makes recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs and/or the Vice President for Administration and Finance;
  • Assesses periodically outcomes of actions taken.

Click here for the UMBC Faculty and Staff Guide on Helping a Person in Distress

Please call Student Affairs at 410-455-2393 if you are interested in printed versions of the faculty and staff guide and/or in-person training for your department/office.