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Supportive Intervention Team (SIT) - District

Erica Schweitzer
Interim Chair


Links to Colleges' SITs and Their Respective Liaisons to District SIT 

College SIT​ District SIT Liaison​
Daley College SIT​ ​Anne Althoff, Director, Wellness Center
Harold Washington College SIT​ ​Eric Crabtree-Nelson, Director, Wellness Center
Kennedy-King College SIT

​Araceli Cabrales-Medina, Director, Human Resources   

Malcolm X College SIT​ ​Erica Schweitzer, Director, Wellness Center
Olive-Harvey College SIT​ ​Michelle Adams, Dean, Student Services
Truman College SIT​ ​Karen Caldwell-Littleton, Director, Wellness Center
Wright College SIT

​Jack Murphy, Director, Security      


District SIT Membership

District SIT Membership includes liaisons from each college and these District Office representatives:    
  • Beatrice O'Donnell, Vice Chancellor, Safety and Security   
  • Ralph Passarelli, Director, Risk Management, Office of General Counsel 
  • Erica Schweitzer, Director, Malcolm X College Wellness Center (Interim Chair)

​SITs' Purpose     

SITs conduct behavioral threat assessments for persons who might pose a safety risk to themselves or others. Each college's 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 emergencyCONTACT THE RESPECTIVE COLLEGE'S SECURITY IMMEDIATELY. Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.          
In a non-emergency:  Notify the respective college's 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.          

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:

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Examples of Each of the 4Ds:

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Guidelines for What to Do:

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Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form          

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Contact Information

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Chicago, IL 60606
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