Threat Assessment Team

The University's Threat Assessment Team was established by the Chancellor to assist in addressing situations where students, faculty or staff are displaying disruptive or threatening behaviors that potentially endanger and their own or others' health and safety. This Committee is also responsible for coordinating a collaborative, multidisciplinary assessment and response approach to critical campus incidents, which are defined as incidents which are fraught with danger or risk, perilous; forming the nature of a crisis, critical; and may include but not be limited to:

  • Harm to self
  • Harm to others
  • Diminished ability to care for self
  • Significant disruption to the learning or working environment

It is the responsibility of the faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the University. Any member of the campus community may become aware of a troubling person or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear. If so, in cases where a person may pose an immediate risk of violence to his or her self or others, the University Police Department should be contacted immediately at 336-334-7675.

The University Threat Assessment Committee has been charged by the Chancellor with the following responsibilities:

  • Establish a protocol for identifying and responding to students who potentially pose a threat to themselves or others;
  • Develop a comprehensive program to educate faculty, staff and students about how to best recognize signs and know indicators of violence, suicide and mental illness; and collaborate with institutional resources available to assist with these situations;
  • Educate community members on issues related to privacy of educational and medical/physiological records, including clarification of policies related to FERPA, HIPAA and state laws; and
  • Develop a policy for involuntary withdrawal of students, who demonstrate through their behavior that they potentially pose a threat to themselves or others, but who may not have otherwise violated the campus Code of Conduct.

Threat Assessment Committee Members

Name

Title

Phone

E-Mail

Melody Pierce (Chair)

VC for Student Affairs

336-334-7696

mcpierce@ncat.edu

Charles Wilson

AVC/Chief of Police

336-334-7128

cewilso3@ncat.edu

Kelly White

Major of Support Services

336-334-7128

ktwhite@ncat.edu

Vivian Barnette

Director of Counseling Services

336-334-7727

vdbarnet@ncat.edu

Vacant

Director of Housing and Residence Life

336-334-7696

Vacant

Louisa Newman

Director of Environment Health and Safety

336-334-7032

lvthomas@ncat.edu

Godfrey Uzochukwu

Director of the Waste Management Institute

336-334-7030

uzo@ncat.edu

Marc Williams

Dean of Students

336-334-7708

marcwill@ncat.edu

Phyllis Ford-Booker

Associate Professor of Psychology

336-285-2269

bookerp@ncat.edu

Vacant

Emergency Management Coordinator

336-285-2405

Vacant

Vacant

AVC Division of Human Resources

336-334-7862

Vacant

LTC (R) Joshua Jones

Director of Veterans and Disability Support Services

336-334-7765

jtjones3@ncat.edu

Vacant

Student Health Center

336-334-7880

Vacant

Dawn Murphy

AVC for Student Development

336-285-3806

dmurphy@ncat.edu

Policy Information

Threat Assessment Resources