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Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Threat Assessment Team

Threat Assessment Team (TAT)

The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) meets as needed to review escalated cases involving student distress, disruption, or concern. The purpose of the Threat Assessment Team is to help preserve the safety and security of the University community. The Team meets when there is a concern that someone or something poses a danger of harm to others. The Team reviews situations that involve students, visitors, and others in the vicinity of the University community. Our goal is to identify concerns as soon as possible; gather as much information as quickly as possible; and to work constructively and collaboratively to address problems before they escalate.

Safety is the responsibility of every member of our community. If you see or hear something of concern, report it. Faculty, staff, and students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students or ETSU Public Safety. You can also submit a CARE report or a Bucs Report It (Silent Witness) report. You do not have to give your name with either report. It is important that we know what you are concerned about, whether it be concerning or malicious behaviors, a threat, or a potential crime.

In an emergency, please call 9-1-1 from a campus phone or 423-439-4480 or 423-439-6900 from your cell phone in order to reach ETSU Public Safety.

Threat Assessment Team Members (composition is based on the details of the potential threat)

  1. Vice President for Student Life and Engagement
  2. Associate Vice President for Student Life and Engagement
  3. Dean of Students
  4. Director of the Counseling Center
  5. Public Safety
  6. Director of Housing and Residence Life
  7. University Counsel
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