Arizona State University Behavior Response Team
The ASU Behavior Response Team supports employees who are experiencing threats that impact their personal and professional safety and ability to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the response team assesses behaviors from both internal and external sources that are impacting individual and university functions. The team works to identify and implement steps to mitigate disruption, assist individuals in navigating appropriate resources for support, and ensure the ASU community’s ongoing physical and psychological safety.
The team responds in a timely manner to all reports of harassment or intimidation of Arizona State University faculty and staff, and will work with law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
Life-threatening emergencies call 911.
Non-emergencies call 480-965-3456.
About the team
The BRT aims to mitigate risk and provide expert support in managing the physical and psychological safety of the ASU community.
- Provide a safe physical and emotional environment for the ASU community.
- Identify, assess and respond to threatening behaviors to help minimize danger or disruption of the working environment.
When to engage the BRT:
- Threatening behavior from any source in the community.
- Explicit threats of violence made by internal or external constituents impacting individual and university functioning.
- All violent or threatening conduct.
How to engage the BRT:
Contact a member of the Behavior Response Team through the contact links below.
- ASU Police — Michael Thompson, chief of police.
- Human Resources Employee Assistance Office — Jillian McManus, executive director.
- Office of General Counsel — Kimberly Demarchi, vice president.
- Office of Human Resources — Michael G. Latsko, vice president and chief human resources officer.
- Office of the Chief Information Officer — Donna Kidwell, deputy chief information officer.
Frequently asked questions
Who can report behavior?
Anyone concerned about the physical or psychological safety of a member of the ASU community.
What happens after a report is made?
- Upon receiving a report, a core team member will collect background information on the situation.
- You will be provided a primary point of contact for immediate support.
- The BRT will coordinate a team meeting within 48 hours.
- The team gathers additional information for assessment and planning purposes.
- Initial recommendations, interventions and action items are identified to mitigate physical and psychological risks associated with the situation.
- The team evaluates and monitors the situation and adjusts the plan through resolution.
How do I know if I have an issue concerning enough to report?
It may be difficult to determine. Reporting a situation and letting the BRT determine the next step is the safest action.
BRT recommendations when experiencing threatening behavior:
- Do not respond to threatening emails or messages.
- Save all associated emails, texts, social media posts, etc.
- Take notes on the timeline of events.
- Visit the Safety and crime prevention webpage for safety recommendations.