Within one working day of receipt, online concerns are reviewed by the designated staff within the Dean of Students Office. Rutgers staff members will then reach out to students to investigate and offer assistance in a supportive manner. The goal is to help the students overcome the issues at hand while maintaining a healthy and safe environment on campus. Immediate measures may be taken when a student is found to be making a threat of harm to himself/herself or others.
Remember, if you encounter a student or situation with immediate danger (i.e. a student threatening to harm himself/herself or others) DO NOT use the online form. CALL 9-1-1 immediately.
If you have decided to disclose your name and contact information on the form, you may be contacted for more information or to clarify what you wrote on the form. Because of the sensitive nature of many of these situations, you will often not hear about the outcome of the report you submitted. Information is shared only on a need-to-know basis.
The Threat Assessment Safety Committee, which is within the Division of Students Affairs and coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, is committed to promoting campus safety through a proactive and collaborative approach to assisting students who may be at risk. The team assesses and intervenes in situations that may pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community. Comprised of professional staff across the University, TASC coordinates information and develops support plans for students of concern. TASC’s objective is to synchronize a network of resources focused on prevention and early intervention involving students experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors.
Click here to learn more about the protocol for when a concern is shared.