Safety support for faculty and staff

The Behavior Response Team and the Community Resources Navigator support faculty and staff experiencing threats that impact their personal and professional safety and ability to carry out employment duties and responsibilities.

Call 911 if you need an immediate response or if a life-threatening emergency is occurring. 

What we do

The Behavior Response Team assesses situations that impact individual and university functions and works to:

  • Address concerns regarding physical and psychological safety.
  • Identify and implement steps to mitigate disruption.
  • Navigate appropriate resources for support.

Resources and strategies available through the response team may include:

  • Adjustments to work and class schedule or location.
  • Counseling and health care services.
  • Diversion of email, phone calls or messages.
  • Leaves of absence or similar accommodations.
  • Safety planning and resources.
  • Threat and security assessments.

Where appropriate, the team can assist in connecting impacted individuals to available internal and external resources, such as law enforcement, court orders of protection and mechanisms to report and block abusive behavior online. The team also works with the ASU Threat Assessment and Management Team to coordinate the university’s response to behavior that is violent, including physical and sexual violence, threatens violence, or appears to be on the path to violence.

Members of the Behavior Response Team, and the Dean of Students are mandatory reporters of discrimination and discriminatory harassment. For information about confidential resources, visit confidential support.

How to reach the BRT

Send an email to A team member will respond during regular business hours.

Call ASU Police to report non-emergencies at 480-965-3456.

What to report:

  • Threats of violence, stalking or intimidation impacting individual and university functioning.
  • Violent or threatening conduct directed at or involving faculty or staff from any source.

What information to include:

  1. What happened.
  2. Time and location.
  3. All involved parties.
  4. Individuals who may have relevant information.
  5. Previous reports you have made with the police or other offices.
  6. Your contact information for follow-up.

Identifying information about involved individuals, copies of relevant documents and other specific details such as emails, screenshots, social media posts and voicemails are helpful to the team as they assist you.

If it takes time to assemble relevant materials, please report your concerns as soon as possible and supplement the report with additional information after submission.

About the team

The Community Resources Navigator, located in the Office of Human Resources, serves as the primary point of contact for individuals seeking assistance with safety issues and coordinates with the Behavior Response Team and other relevant university and community resources as needed. 

The Behavior Response Team is multidisciplinary, including, at minimum, representatives from the ASU Police Department, the Office of Human Resources, Enterprise Technology and the Office of General Counsel. Others may join as needed to address particular situations. The response team may also coordinate with external community resources where appropriate.

Frequently asked questions

What should be reported?

Conduct can range from specific direct threats of violence to concerns about being stalked or acts of intimidation. If you have a concern of safety or security for yourself or others, please reach out to discuss what you are experiencing or observing.

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?

  1. The person reporting the behavior will be contacted.
  2. Supportive resources will be offered to faculty or staff impacted by the behavior. 
  3. Information is gathered, and initial interventions are identified and implemented.
  4. The BRT evaluates and monitors the situation and adjusts the plan through resolution.

How do I know if I have an issue concerning enough to report?

When in doubt, please report the concerning behavior. 

Recommendations when experiencing threatening behavior:

Additional resources