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What is threatening behavior?
Any statement, communication, conduct or gesture directed toward any member of the campus community or others which causes reasonable apprehension, or fear of physical harm. The threat can be towards people or property.
If you have an encounter with someone that leaves you frightened or in fear for your personal safety, it should be taken very seriously. If you have questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Threat Assessment and Management Team. If you feel you are in imminent danger, never hesitate to call 9-1-1.
Examples of Threatening Behavior:
• Direct or implied threats of violence
• Challenges to fight
• Physical attacks
• Threatening phone calls, emails, or other correspondence
Campus Violence Prevention & Education
If you would like team representatives to come to your department and speak about prevention of violence on campus and the work of the team, use this online request form.
Resources and Tools
This very helpful guide for faculty and staff employees supports your ability to determine whether you are dealing with disruptive student behavior or threatening student behavior, and to report and respond appropriately to either.
This brochure offers ready access to information you can use in the event you encounter a distressed colleague or student, or observe or experience a threat or threatening behavior. The UA Workplace Violence (WPV) Prevention & Education Guide offers information about what WPV looks like, how to report it, what to do if you feel you are being threatened, and about the UA Threat Assessment and Management (TAMT) Team.
UAPD is a fully-accredited, 24/7 police department, responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment. Functional field operations subdivisions include uniform patrol, investigations, crime prevention, police aides and community service officers.
The role of the Dean of Students Office includes challenging and supporting students when crises or emergencies arise. Concerns about student behavior may be reported to the Dean of Students Office.
The Division of Human Resources is available to support faculty, staff, students and visitors who wish to report concerns about employee behavior.
Main Campus: 520-621-9449
UAHS Tucson: 520-626-5593
UAHS Phoenix Biomedical Campus: 602-827-2484
We all need support during distressing times. Life & Work Connections Employee Assistance Service professionals have extensive experience in assessing, developing options and offering resources for a wide range of issues. Help is available for matters such as coping with a crisis, a relationship or family related problem, an alcohol or drug related problem, or a troubling challenge at work. Services are free, confidential and available to all UA benefits eligible employees.
CAPS offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to students to help them cope with personal problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals.
OIE promotes diversity and inclusion, and is responsible for the University's compliance with laws, policies and regulations concerning discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.
- Department of Homeland Security - "How to Respond" (pdf)
- Proactive Strategies for Promoting and Respectful Workplace
- Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel
- OSHA: Workplace Violence
- The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative (pdf)
- A Community Approach to Recognizing & Intervening with Threatening Behaviors (pdf)
- Journal of College and Character - "Classroom Incivility"
Who We Are
The University of Arizona's Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAMT) utilizes a multi-disciplinary group of trained employees and contractors. The TAMT works to determine if an individual poses or could potentially pose a threat of violence to others. Keeping our campus safe and secure means that all individuals on our campus are free from threatening or violent behavior - staff, faulty, students, vendors, volunteers and visitors. The use of a multi-disciplinary team means that we have the expertise to consider and address all aspects of a given situation - allowing the team to act quickly and effectively.
Associate Dean Of Students
Director, HR UAHS Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Mary Beth Tucker
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
Assistant Chief, UAPD