UTSA Behavioral Concerns Assistance
As with any community, there may be times when UTSA faculty, staff or students become concerned with the behavior of another community member. Examples of such concerns include, but are not limited to:
- A university community member submits written materials that contain wording that seems alarming or out of context.
- A university community member may notice a colleague whose behaviors or comments may be significantly different then their typical behaviors (i.e., decreased stability and/or increasing irritability, etc.)
- A roommate or friend may have become increasingly withdrawn or moody, or has not been seen or heard from for a period of time that is out of the ordinary.
- An acquaintance may not be respecting appropriate personal boundaries (I.e., inappropriate communications or stalking) in a manner that makes another community member uncomfortable.
- A community member notices another member that has an absence of emotional response (i.e. appears to be boiling under the surface, ready to burst) to a situation, which is a change from their normal behavior.
An interdisciplinary partnership that includes staff members from the Office of Student Life, Counseling Services, Academic Affairs, Human Resources and UTSAPD, is in place to respectfully, confidentially and professionally respond to such concerns that members of the university community may have.
Report A Behavior Concern
Any person reporting an emergency on campus should call UTSA Police at 210-458-4911 immediately. Any person reporting an emergency off campus should call 911 immediately. The police can conduct welfare checks and assess for threat of harm to self (including suicide) and/or harm to others.
A Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Incident Report can be filed in addition to calling the police. Please note that BIT records are subject to the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) and potentially releasable to the public. To the extent possible and permitted by law, the BIT will try to maintain the confidentiality of its records, but the only way for a reporter to guarantee their anonymity is to not include their identifying information. The BIT will respond to anonymous reports but unfortunately cannot follow up with the reporter. If choosing to submit a report anonymously, please provide any additional identifying information you may have for the person of concern, as several people can have the same name. Report a Behavior Concern