Campus Threat Assessment & EKU's Student Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT)
The Student Assistance & Intervention Team (SAIT) has been developed to assist students who may need additional support to be successful at EKU. The goal of the SAIT is to respond to reports of students in the campus community who appear to be troubled or troubling, and intervene before the student behavior reaches a crisis level. The SAIT relies on all members of the campus community to report behaviors that are concerning.
*Examples of behaviors to report may include but are not limited to:
- Behaviors which regularly interfere with classroom environment or management
- Notable change in academic performance
- Notable change in behavior or appearance
- Impairment of thoughts – written or verbal
- Overly aggressive behaviors toward others; inability to set limits or re-direct focus
- Poor decision making and coping skills
- Inappropriate or strange behavior
- Low frustration tolerance
- Overreaction to circumstances
- Writings and comments (including electronic communications)endorsing violence; unusual interest in violence
- Indirect or direct threats in writings (including electronic communications) or verbalizations
- Lack of empathy and concern for others; inability to care
- Anger management problems
- Threats to others, whether stated or implied
- Appearance of being overly nervous, tense or tearful
- Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
|*Keep in mind that the SAIT does not replace other processes on campus and may be conducted concurrently with other university processes. Communication between various offices will remain a priority.|
SAIT Referral Form
All members of the campus community are encouraged to report behaviors that are concerning. The SAIT will be able to reach out to student to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.
The SAIT Referral Form is not intended for use if there is an immediate threat of harm to self or others. Contact EKU Police by calling 911 or 622-1111 immediately if you feel the threatened behavior is imminent.
Please complete the form with as much information as possible. It is important that you report all observed or witnessed behaviors without including judgments, assessments and opinions. The report will go directly to the SAIT. Every effort will be made to protect the identity of persons reporting possible threatening or aberrant behavior or otherwise participating in the inquiry of such behavior.
Feedback on Resolution of Referral
In accordance with FERPA, following assessment and intervention with the student of concern, the SAIT will provide feedback to the referring individual to inform them of resolution of the case and any ongoing follow-up in which they may need to be involved.