Behavior Assessment Team

As a result of growing national trends on college campuses of mental health issues and the increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to alcohol consumption, Alfred University created the Behavior Assessment Team (BAT). The BAT has been charged with increasing early intervention and prevention efforts to maintain a healthy environment for the entire Alfred University community.

The mission of the Alfred University Behavior Assessment Team is to identify students who have engaged in threatening behaviors or done something that raised serious concerns about their well-being, stability, or potential for violence or suicide.

The Behavior Assessment Team is committed to improving the Alfred University community safety through a proactive, collaborative, coordinated, objective, and thoughtful approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community.

Reasons for BAT Referral
  • Self-injurious behavior/suicidal ideation or attempt (including, but not limited to suicidal thoughts or actions)
  • Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal proceedings of students, faculty, staff or community (including, but not limited to: weapons on campus, significant inappropriate disruption to the community, potential for safety being compromised)
  • Transportation to the hospital for alcohol and drug use/abuse.
Team composition
  • Dean of Student Experience
  • Director of Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Chief of Public Safety
  • Director of Residence Life
  • Additional members specific to individual student issues as needed.

If you would like to submit a report, please send a detailed description of the incident using specific, concise and objective language to Student Experience  or call 607-871-2132

If this is an emergency, please call Public Safety at 607-871-2108 or 911