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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team is made up of staff from multiple offices with the mission of responding to students in crisis, distress or disruptive to university operations. Commonly called a Threat Assessment Team, this group works to make sure students are safe and cared for as needed. The team meets as needed to respond to developing situations.

The inter-disciplinary approach allows for situations to be reviewed from several angles and will seek additional assistance from family members and relevant faculty/staff as the situation requires. In each case the team attempts to gather information about a student, recommend a course of action, and decide who is the best person to reach out to that student.

The membership includes:
Tony Decker - Chief of University Police
Gail Sims-Aubert - ADA Coordinator and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Erin Van Daalwyk - Dean of Students
Mark Olkowski - Associate Dean of Students & Chair
Kelly Thacker - Executive Director of Housing & Residential Education
Amy Henniges - Executive Director of University Wellness Center