tell somebody

If you observe behavior that is of concern, tell somebody.

Please click on the following link to submit your Tell Somebody report: online report form

In an effort to enhance already existing processes, the University has created a Threat Assessment Team (TAT) to complement the existing Student Intervention Team (SIT) to deal with concerning, troubled, and/or at risk faculty, staff, and students.

The charge of these teams is to assess circumstances, enhance communication, and initiate appropriate responses to specific behavioral problems that may involve threats to the safety and security of the University community.

The Student Intervention Team (SIT) includes the following members:

Mercy Arias, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Jennifer Boylan, Interim Coordinator of AccessAbility Services
LaMar Coleman, Director of Housing and Residential Life
Bryce Crapser, Assistant Counselor in Counseling and Psychological Services
Walter Diaz, Dean of Students
Robert Jennette, M.D., Director of Health Services
Lisa Hamilton, Police Sargent in University Police Department
Angelo Simoni, Director of Judicial Affairs

The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) includes the following members:

Kenneth Bedini, Vice President for Student Affairs
Rhona Free, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
James Howarth, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity
Jeffrey Garewski, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police
Mercy Arias, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
Steven Weinberger, Interim Vice President for Human Resources

If a member of the University community observes any behavior that is concerning and that needs to be brought to the attention of the above stated teams, individuals may report the behavior using the online report form which will then be forwarded to the appropriate team for review.

This is not a system to be used for emergencies. If you are in an emergency situation that requires medical, psychological, or police services, call 911.

Even when there is no threat to harm, it is recommended to involve others to discuss concerning behavior. Below is an additional list of contacts with whom you may consult:

  • If you don’t know whether to be concerned about a student’s behavior, contact the Dean of Students at 860-465-5244 for guidance and support.
  • If you need to consult with someone about a student in emotional distress, contact the Counseling and Psychological Services Office (CAPS) at 860-465-0181.
  • If you need to consult with someone about a student’s disruptive behavior and the University disciplinary system, contact Judicial Affairs at 860-465-0405.
  • If you don’t know whether to be concerned about a faculty or staff member’s behavior, contact Human Resources at 860-465-4650 for guidance and support.