Team of organizations and programs at USU work together to help students of concern

No one wants to think about it but as Emergency Manager at Utah State University Judy Crockett says she has to think about the possiblibity that something could happen on campus similar to what happened in Oregon last week with the deadly shootings.

On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Crockett said in addition to the regular training and periodic exercises there is a group in place referred to as “The Bit Team.”

<span>”It’s a team that consists of USU Police, student housing, a faculty representative, Disability Resource Center, Affirmative Action, and the Counseling and Psychological Services,” Crockett explained. “You can report this to the Bit Team that you’re concerned about somebody, they’re suicidal, they’ve made some threats, they are writing a paper that doesn’t seem quite right.</span>

<span>”You can report things like this to the Bit Team. They all get a report of it and they all get together and begin an investigation.”</span>

She said this team talks about what the next step should be. Crockett said information can be given to the team anonymously by going to USU’s home page and type in the Search window: students of concern.

That will take you to the <a href=”https://www.usu.edu/campussafety/reportingstudents.cfm” target=”_blank”>campus website</a> where you can explain what you are concerned about. She says a copy of the information goes to every member of the Bit Team.

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