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 a life-threatening emergency: CALL 911 FIRST! Then CONTACT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY by calling (773) 907-4800 or by pressing the blue, red, or silver button on the Emergency Call Stations located throughout our buildings, garage, and campus (look for the blue light). Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.
In a non-life-threatening emergency: CALL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY (as explained above).
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
|Karen Caldwell-Littleton, Manager, Wellness Center (Liaison to District SIT)|
|John Cooksey, Faculty and Head Men's Basketball Coach|
|Marilyn Dement, Dean, Student Services|
|Andres Durbak, Director, Security|
|Maria McKiever, Veteran's Services Specialist|
|Quincy Paden, Associate Dean, Student Services|
|Indra Pelaez, Associate Dean, Student Services|
|Ashanta Wellington, Director, DAC|
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 departments:
•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:
Examples of Each of the 4Ds:
Guidelines for What to Do:
Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form