The Pre-Inquiry process involves gathering a range of information that will provide a more complete picture of the student of concern. Information about the student will be sought from current faculty, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Office of Individuals with Disabilities, University Housing (if appropriate), the Registrar, Financial Aid and others. Information will be sought from campus law enforcement, and local authorities. The pre-inquiry process also includes a survey of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. In addition, one or more members of the SAIT will meet with the student to discuss the behaviors of concern and solicit feedback from the student.
Information gathered will be used to answer the following triage questions:
- Are there behaviors that are significantly disruptive to the campus environment?
- Have there been any behaviors that cause concern for violence or the person’s well-being?
- Has there been any mention of thoughts/plans of violence?
- Does the person have access or are they trying to gain access to a weapon?
- Has there been any mention of suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempts?
A full inquiry would be initiated if any of these questions are answered "yes". If all questions are answered “no”, a full inquiry is not needed. However, if other information has been found indicating problems such as alcohol or substance abuse, the SAIT would develop intervention strategies to provide support and assistance to the student in addressing these issues.