Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do you report?
Anything that worries you (i.e. erratic or distributive behavior, drug and/or alcohol abuse, disturbing writings, etc.) might prompt you to make a report.
2. Should I approach him/her first?
As a caring individual, you may desire to reason with or explore the source of actions of the person in
question. However, based on the threat level, this mentoring approach may not be the best course of action. Always assess the risk. Should you have any concern about your safety or the safety of others, your best course of action for all involved is to report to individuals who are trained in these areas.
3. How will I know that the situation has been addressed?
UBIT will address every report that is brought to the committee. However, you may not be privy to the
outcome of an investigation based on the factors involved.
4. What if I am wrong about the person?
You are registering a concern based on an observed behavior (e.g., verbal exchange, action, etc.), not making a determination. By alerting the appropriate campus representatives, a safety determination can be made.
5. 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 University Behavioral Intervention Team (UBIT) weigh the information and see if gathering more facts is warranted as a response plan is evaluated. Bring what you have because others may have evidence too.
6. Can I submit anonymously?
You are encouraged to identify yourself because this may assist the UBIT 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. Your name will remain anonymous to the person of concern.
7. What happens after I make the referral?
The team will evaluate each report to determine an appropriate response. However, reporting is the most critical step.
8. How do I know if it is a UBIT issue or if it is more appropriately handled by other campus resources?
You do not have to make this determination; the UBIT will do it for you. The most critical step is that you report it.