If You See Concerning Behavior

EMERGENCY: 911 or UVU Police dispatch @ (801) 863-5555.
This line is monitored 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

NON-EMERGENCY: UVU Tip line @ (801) 863-1234.
This line is monitored 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

Or submit a concern online.

Access the video "Run. Hide. Fight."

Run. Hide. Fight.

BAT Does

  • Respond to individuals in apparent/potential distress
  • Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff
  • Connect students with needed resources
  • Operate within all University policies and procedures, and state and federal law
  • Provide education and training on campus safety and violence prevention

BAT Does Not

  • Function punitively
  • Profile or discriminate based on protected class
  • Replace student discipline
  • Replace faculty classroom management
  • Act as an emergency response team


The BAT is responsible for performing the following functions, when necessary, to fulfill the mission of this protocol:

  • Receive, review, and catalog information about community concerns regarding community member concerning and/or threatening behavior.
  • Perform initial assessment of risk and refer cases to offices and officials as needed for additional assessment and intervention.
  • Develop specific intervention strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the individual and the university community.
  • Make recommendations to university officials on appropriate intervention consistent with university policies and procedures.
  • Engage in ongoing refinement of Team procedures and protocols to foster optimal Team functioning and interface with the university community.
  • Identify university policy and procedural issues warranting further examination and refer such matters to appropriate entities.
  • Maintain confidentiality within the guidelines of FERPA, HIPAA, and other laws.
  • Provide educational programs for the campus community that promote campus safety, response protocols, and campus community members’ well-being; including, informational handouts, signage, and holding regular trainings.

Managing the Situation 

If you can, calmly confront the individual:

  • Stay calm, don’t overreact.
  • Maintain a quiet tone, don’t get into a yelling match.
  • Invite them to sit down to discuss their concerns.
  • Actively listen to their concerns and take notes.
  • Provide any support or resources you can.
  • Refer them to the appropriate entities.

Behavior & Safety Resources Letter

In an active shooter situation:

  • Run,
  • Hide, or
  • Fight.

 Consult With the Behavior Assessment Team

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