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If you are University staff and concerned that a student’s behavior might represent a potential to harm the student or others, you should report these concerns to your direct supervisor in addition to contacting one of the services below.
The University of Minnesota’s Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) is a team of staff from several departments across the University with administrative, psychological, academic and legal expertise. The team operates within FERPA/HIPAA requirements. Its goal is to provide a coordinated response to situations arising from students who may represent a threat of harm to themselves or others.
The Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) can be contacted directly by calling 612-626-3030. The BCT will assist in assessing concerns about potential harm from students to self or others and provide guidance as to the best manner to handle the situation. Usually, the best approach will be for the concerned party to assist the student with a referral to appropriate resources on campus. Other recommendations may include meeting with the student along with a mental health professional, referral to Student Conflict Resolution, referral to the office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, and/or campus police intervention. The BCT is available for consultation between 8-4:30 on Monday through Friday.
If the situation is an emergency, call 911. The University Police Department has representation on the BCT.
In cases of less clear suggestions of potential harm, it is recommended that you first consult with:
These three services have representation on the BCT and can assist in assessing whether the BCT should also be contacted.