The Student Response Team coordinates support services and an administrative response to crises involving students; makes referrals to the Threat Assessment team; and provides individual student case review and management. The team is chaired by the Dean of Students. Representatives from Campus Housing, Student Centers, International Services, Counseling Center, Women’s Affairs, Campus Advocacy Network, Public Affairs, UIC Police, University Counsel, and Academic Affairs serve on the team.
The Student Response Team meets monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters. The meeting is divided into two parts: (1) the Team discusses general student issues/problems, policies related to student concerns/behaviors, and recommendations for programs/services to meet student needs; (2) A subgroup of the Team then reviews individual student cases that have surfaced as a result of concerns raised to team members. The intent is to exchange information, as appropriate, in order to better assist and support students of concern as well as to develop a plan that serves the interests of the campus community.
Depending on the level of concern and seriousness of the threat posed by an individual, a student’s case may be referred to the Threat Response Team. Records for the Student Response Team are maintained in the Dean of Students office. When appropriate, members of the Student Response team may communicate more frequently to assess, manage and mitigate threatening, self-destructive, and violent student behavior.
The Faculty and Staff Response Team coordinates support services and an administrative response to crises involving faculty and staff; makes referrals to the Threat Assessment team; and provides individual faculty/staff case review and management. The team is chaired by a representative from Human Resources or Faculty Affairs depending on the classification of the individual(s) involved in the crisis. Representatives from the Office of Access and Equity, Human Resources, University Health Services, Employee Assistance, the Counseling Center, Faculty Affairs, UIC Police, University Counsel, and Public Affairs serve on this team. Records for the Faculty and Staff Response Team are maintained in the appropriate department and Human Resources or Faculty Affairs.
The Threat Assessment Team is charged with developing comprehensive fact-based assessments of students, employees, or other individuals who may present a direct and immediate threat to the safety and/or security of the university community and is empowered to take timely and appropriate action, consistent with university policy and applicable law. The group is comprised of permanent members and rotating members. As designated by the chairperson, rotating members are utilized on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances of the case and the identity of the individual in question.