Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT TYPES OF BEHAVIORS SHOULD I REPORT TO BRRT?
This list provides several examples of concerning or problematic behavior that are reportable (please be aware this list is not exhaustive):
- Significant change in appearance, mood and/or social functioning
- Behavior that creates a disruptive or hostile environment
- Actions that potentially endanger the safety of any member of the UW-Platteville community
- Behavior that impacts one's ability to function appropriately and successfully on campus
- Disruptive behaviors (e.g., in the classroom, off-campus)
- Threatening words or actions toward faculty, students or staff
- Online posting in social media or journals that are threatening
- Uncharacteristic and/or extreme aggression toward others
- Projects or papers that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Observed self-injurious behavior, such as extreme thinness, burns or cuts
- Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideation and known attempts of suicide
- Relationship violence
- Aggressive acts toward an identified group
- Students with weapons or an infatuation with fire, firearms, bombs, ammunition or weaponry
- Paranoia or delusions by a student
- Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Uncharacteristic poor academic performance
- Substance abuse
- Poor academic performance
- Substance abuse
ONCE I SUBMIT A REPORT TO BRRT WILL I RECEIVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SITUATION OF CONCERN?
Once a report is submitted you will receive an auto-reply that recognizes a report has been made. It assures the reporter that the Behavioral Review and Recommendation Team will review the concern and only contact you if further information is needed. BRRT will not provide follow-up information to those submitting reports of concern.
WHAT ABOUT FERPA, ISN'T THIS INFORMATION PROTECTED?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of students' education records. FERPA does not prohibit, or in any way restrict, a University employee from sharing what they personally observe or knowledge they have about a student or individual when there is a legitimate concern related to risk to self or others, or campus safety.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NAVIGATE AND BRRT?
NAVIGATE is a student success platform that includes a campus-wide early alert system to assist the university in identifying students who may be academically “at risk”. A report notifies academic leaders, faculty and professional advisors, and student support offices that a student may benefit from additional academic support.
The Behavioral Review and Recommendation Team is a multi-disciplinary team of campus administrators who are trained in threat assessment and crisis response. Their responsibility is to review the reports of concerned campus community members who identify a student or staff member who has raised concerns and may be at risk of harming either themselves or others, or who pose a significant disruption to the living, learning, and work environment at UW-Platteville.