To facilitate collaboration among the many individuals whose work affects our collective security, Adelphi established a Threat Assessment Team.

Policy Statement

To facilitate collaboration among the many individuals whose work affects our collective security, Adelphi established a Threat Assessment Team.

Reason for Policy

Recent events nationally have made us all too aware of the random and unpredictable nature of violence. This important work-group has been effective since it was established, and meets twice a month to address important issues. The Team will continue to be coordinated and chaired by the Executive Director for Public Safety, or designee, and is designed to monitor and discuss reported incidents and implement action plans as necessary.

Who is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Staff

Policy

Group members include:

  • director of student counseling center
  • senior associate provost
  • associate dean of student affairs
  • director of athletics and campus recreation
  • director of talent management and labor relations
  • vice president of diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • director of infrastructure, IT
  • director of psychological services
  • director of health services
  • executive vice president of finance and administration
  • assistant vice president for university communications and marketing
  • vice president of student affairs & dean of students
  • director for articulation partnerships and off campus administration
  • chief administrative officer & associate vice president
  • executive director, dept. of public safety & transportation
  • title ix coordinator, director of equity & compliance
  • associate director, dept. of public safety & transportation
  • clinical associate professor, college of nursing & public health

The team also includes one or more members of senior staff. The chair of the team may invite the participation of the Garden City police, or other uniformed service personnel, as appropriate.

The Threat Assessment Team was established on a recommendation of the Congressional report issued following the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Adelphi was one of the first institutions of higher education in the country to implement this recommendation. The work of the Threat Assessment Team relates solely to addressing potential or actual serious safety issues involving members of the campus community. It does not supersede, supplant, or replace the University’s current judicial procedure or the protocols for reporting incidents and safety concerns.

The Chair of the Threat Assessment Team has the authority to designate persona non grata (PNG) any individual from the grounds of Adelphi University if, in his/her opinion, that individual presents an ongoing threat to any member of the Adelphi community.

Any member of the campus community may become aware of a troubling situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear in or out of class. If such a situation appears to be imminent, including possible immediate risk of violence to self or others, it should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety. Their contact information is printed on the back of your Adelphi ID card.

Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Procedures

This policy does not have procedures associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

Threat Assessment Team

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: July 25, 2019
  • Last Revised Date: July 25, 2019
  • Policy Origination Date: Not known

Who Approved This Policy

Gene Palma, Chief Administrative Officer and Associate Vice President

Policy Owner

Secondary Contacts

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