Behavioral Review Team (BRT)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
- What is BRT?
- BRT (Behavioral Review Team) is a multidisciplinary team that meets on a regular basis to review and respond to reports of behavior that may pose a threat of self-harm or a threat to the University community.
- Who can make a referral?
- Anyone who feels a behavior is concerning can make a BRT referral, including students, parents, faculty, staff and community members.
- What happens after I make a referral?
- The BRT Team members evaluate the information and make recommendations about whether the individual should be assessed/interviewed. Reporting is the most critical step.
- How will I know if the BRT situation has been addressed?
- BRT will address every report that is submitted to the team. Intervention by the BRT members typically involves handling confidential information, so those filing the report will not necessarily know the resolution of the BRT situation.
- How do I know if a concerning behavior is a BRT issue, or is more appropriately handled by other campus resources?
- You do not have to make that determination. The most critical step is that you report the concerning behavior by submitting the online referral form here.
- What about FERPA protection?
- If you are concerned about a personal interaction you have had with an individual or an observation you have made pertaining to behavior, you are encouraged to report and/or consult with appropriate colleagues, especially as it relates to the educational mission of the University. The members of the BRT Team, as administrative agents in an educational institution, adhere to the laws and standards governing the disclosure of information to third parties both within and external to the University. Such information is only disclosed on an administrative need to know basis and only according to the relevant laws/policies that govern such disclosure.
- Can I report a concern anonymously?
- You are encouraged to identify yourself because this may assist the BRT if clarification or additional information is needed. Submitting your name also gives your report more credence. Anonymous entries will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- I don't have a great deal of evidence; should I wait before notifying someone?
- Sometimes we don't have all the evidence. Let the BRT weigh the information and see if gathering more facts is warranted as a response plan is evaluated.