All initial reports/referrals will be triaged through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student & Enrollment Services and referred to the appropriate office(s) and/or external service.
Once a referral is received, the following procedures are implemented:
- Respond to referral as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours
- Identify the subject(s) of concern.
- Collect available information.
- Interview witnesses and subject(s) of concern as appropriate.
- Assess whether subject(s) is an imminent threat to self or others and take appropriate action.
- Develop specific intervention/prevention strategy.
- Facilitate meetings with appropriate UW Tacoma office or personnel regarding the situation on an as needed basis.
- Follow up as with appropriate parties as the situation permits.
If the referral is not seen as appropriate for immediate intervention, the student will be contacted and we will make an appropriate recommendation for additional student support. All immediate interventions will be forwarded to an appropriate campus-wide intervention or response committee based on severity of the emerging incident.
The campus has many support structures to assist students:
The following support structures are in place to ensure concerns are addressed. Representatives from each area work in conjuction with each other to provide a holistic approach to situations as appropriate.
Coordinates the campus-wide management of non-academic, at-risk students with behavioral concerns.
Academic Early Alert/Warning
Coordinates efforts to intervene with students who are experiencing academic or personal difficulties such as poor attendance, low exam scores, failing grades or behavioral issues.
Oversees student adherence to the guidelines established by the Student Conduct Code of the University of Washington.
Crisis Response Team
Coordinates campus-wide management of threats and emergencies.