- If you believe someone is in imminent danger of harm to self or others, call the Department of Public Safety immediately. 940-898-2911;
- If you are facing an active shooter in your building, follow the Active Shooter Checklist
- If you are concerned about a student but it is not an imminent danger situation, call the Office of the Vice President for Student Life. 940-898-3615
Faculty members are on the front line of every institution, in a position to see the behavior of our students in an array of settings (as well as staff and fellow faculty). This means that they are best placed to identify behavior of concern and share that with appropriate responders.
Texas Woman’s University has established a Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) to investigate and evaluate reports from faculty, staff and others. The BAT is staffed by administrators and one faculty member with responsibilities for reviewing student behavior and making recommendations based on each individual situation. The investigations shall be conducted confidentially and carefully to balance the needs of the university with the student’s rights to due process.
Assessing Disturbing Behavior
What should you report? The best standard to use is your own best judgment about what behavior is acceptable and what disruptive. To seek additional guidance, you may wish to review materials on these web pages:
Covers students’ rights and responsibilities, as well as review and disciplinary action.
- How to Deal with Distressed Students
- Concerns about Student Behavior
- Considerations for Requiring Self-Exploration and Self-Disclosure in Coursework
- Outreach Programs and Workshops from the Counseling Center-Denton Campus
- Other services
You may seek consultation on questions you may have by contacting:
- Associate VP for Student Life (81-3615)
- Counseling Center (81-3801)
- TWU Public Safety (81-2922)
- Student Health Services (81-3826)
If you have determined that action is called for, please determine first:
- Is the student in imminent danger of harm to self or others?
- Contact Public Safety immediately (81-2911 – number is staffed 24/7 and
covers Dallas as well as Houston emergency responses)
- If the individual has a gun, follow the Active Shooter Checklist
- If you have concerns about a student, but there is not imminent danger,
complete a Student Life Incident Report. Print and submit this form to the Office of Student Life, or electronically to Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant, Associate VP Student Life.