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.

Access the video "Shots Fired" and other resources.

Emergency Management

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

Responsibilities

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

  • Receive, review, and catalogue 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.

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.

In an active shooter situation:

  • Run,
  • Hide, or
  • Fight.

Access the video "Shots Fired" and other emergency resources.

Emergency Management

 Consult With the Behavior Assessment Team

Ashley Larsen (Chair) - Associate Dean of Students
(801) 863-8665, alarsen@uvu.edu

Bill Erb - Senior Director of Student Health Services
(801) 863-8927, erbbi@uvu.edu

Maren Turnidge - Director of Student Conduct/Conflict Resolution
(801) 863-5841, marent@uvu.edu

Laura Carlson - Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
(801) 863-5704, lcarlson@uvu.edu

Matthew Pedersen - Chief of Police
(801) 863-8320, mpedersen@uvu.edu

Robin Ebmeyer - Emergency Manager
(801) 863-7977. robin.ebmeyer@uvu.edu

Pola Morrison - Director of Accessibility Services
(801) 863-7377, pmorrison@uvu.edu

Jason Slack - Associate Dean College of Science
(801) 863-7488, jason.slack@uvu.edu

Kurt Ashworth - Director of Employee Services
(801) 863-5360, kashworth@uvu.edu

Alexis Palmer - AVP Student Life/Dean of Students
(801) 863-8681palmeral@uvu.edu