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Behavioral Review Team (BRT)

 

Mission


In support of the Metropolitan University Mission, the Behavioral Review Team's mission is to address concerns related to the health and safety of the campus community by coordinating information and developing support plans as needed.

 

Purpose


The purpose of the BRT is to serve as the coordinating hub of a network of existing resources, focused on prevention and early intervention in campus situations involving members experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors. The BRT will develop intervention and support strategies and offer case coordination. The BRT will regularly review situations and recommend actions in accordance with existing university policies.

 

Responsibilities


  • Receive, review and document information regarding behavior about members of the university community
  • Perform initial review of risk and refer cases to appropriate offices and officials as needed for additional action
  • Develop strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior in an effort to protect the safety and rights of the individual and the university community
  • Engage in ongoing refinement of BRT procedures and protocols to foster optimal BRT functioning and interface with the university community
  • Provide appropriate follow-up as needed

 

Goals

  • Provide a safe physical environment for members of the university community
  • Provide a safe emotional environment for members of the university community
  • Promote peace of mind for friends and family of the university community
  • Assess and respond to incidents in order to promote a safe environment
  • Identify, assess, and respond to threatening behaviors that risk disruption of the learning and working environment and university activities

Overview


It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could reasonably result in harm. Any member of the campus community may become aware of a troubling person or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear. However, assessment of behavior that might constitute a threat should not be confused with management of a crisis*.

*A crisis may be defined where a person may pose an active or immediate risk of violence to self or others. In these cases the Campus Security Department should be contacted at 402-554-2911.