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Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)


SIT conducts behavioral threat assessments for persons who might pose a safety risk to themselves or others. SIT is a collaboration among key College departments and engages the College's resources to:                                   

  • Investigate concerning behavior and assess the level of threat
  • Develop and implement an intervention plan for the safety of all
  • Identify sources of support for the person of concern
  • Provide ongoing support and monitoring

Reporting a Student or Employee of Concern

In an emergency:  CONTACT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY by pressing the  Blue Light on any of the security phones located throughout the building or by calling (312) 850-7168. Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.                                 
In a non-emergency:  Notify SIT using the online Person of Concern Report Form. Submit the form as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after learning of the concerning situation. DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.                                  

Other helpful resources

Consultation for faculty and staff for referring a distressed person to the Wellness Center.                                                                

SIT Members

David Sander​s          
Jerica Turek-Johnson   
       Director, Student Activities         
Mario Diaz          
Interim Dean, Student Services          
Dr. James Rice     
   Dean, Nursing​       
Tanya Cox          
Director, Disability Access Center          

      Robert Thompson         
Veterans Services Specialist
Erica M. Schweitzer          
     Clinical Director, Wellness Center           
       Roy Walker          
         Dean, Health Sciences & Career Programs         
Carleta Alston   
     Dean, Instruction     ​     

    Elizabeth Gmitter     
        Associate Dean, Health Careers        
Louis Torres          
Director, Safety & Security          
     ​Lisa Willis         
         Associate Dean, Student Development         
Byron Javier          
Associate Dean, Instruction    
 Gissella Limon   
Assistant Director Safety & Security 

To Whom Do I Report My Concerns?

Become informed about these categories of behavior to know when to report to SIT and to determine the priority order for reporting/referring a person of concern to other College resources:                                

Distressed:  The behavior causes concern solely for the student’s well-being.                                     

Disturbed: The behavior may be highly inappropriate, irrational, or delusional and makes others uncomfortable.                                      

Disruptive: The behavior interrupts the classroom or work environment and represents an escalation of distress and/or inner disturbance.                                     

Dangerous:  The behavior threatens the safety and well-being of others.                                 
Keep in mind that the 4 Ds merely provide guidelines for where to go with your concerns, and many situations will not cleanly fit into a distinct category. If you need further guidance, contact the SIT Chair, the Dean of Student Services, the HR Director, or the Wellness Center Manager.                                

Definitions of the 4Ds:

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Examples of Each of the 4Ds:

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Guidelines for What to Do:4 Ds what to do FINA.gif

Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form                                    

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Faculty & Staff

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7168
1900 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612
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​Related Services & Resources                          

Online Person of Concern Report Form                          

Safety & Security                          

Wellness Center                          

Student Policy Manual