A Full Inquiry is intended to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the student through gathering and assessing of additional information. The full inquiry provides the SAIT with information to determine if the student poses a threat of violence or is otherwise in need of intervention assistance and support. Information gathered during the Initial Inquiry will be supplemented by information gathered from other persons and/or offices.
Additional sources could include:
- Fellow students such as classmates, roommates, friends, teammates or others who interact with the student of concern
- Additional faculty, department chairs, or college deans
- University staff such as facilities staff or food service workers
- Parents, legal guardians or close relatives
- Online “friends”
Other sources of information may also include:
- Prior educational institutions
- Email and internet search histories
In Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates, the United States Secret Service and Department of Education developed a series of questions that serve as a framework for analyzing the information gathered during the Full Inquiry phase of the process. The questions have been further adapted for the post-secondary environment. Information learned during the full inquiry process will be analyzed using these questions regarding motivation for the student's behavior in order to determine if the student poses a threat of harm to self or others.