Moderate-Risk behaviors are not usually life-threatening, but may be a sign that the individual's coping skills are being challenged. Examples of moderate-risk behaviors include:
- Withdrawal from friends or daily activities
- Irritability with others or acting out in anger
- Increased isolation from friends or co-workers
- Erratic behavior
- Disruptive classroom or workplace behavior*
- Indirect threats to self or others
- Comments about weapons
- Serious emotional distress
- Expressing hopelessness or helplessness
- Disturbing content in academic work
- Indications of alcohol or drug use interfering with academic or social performance
What to do: Document the behavior and refer the individual or report the behavior at the earliest opportunity. You may make a report through the formbelow via the ECU Cares website (or by calling 252-737-5555). Students with these behaviors may also be referred directly to the Center for Counseling and Student Development or the Office of the Dean of Students. Faculty or staff exhibiting these behaviors may also need to be reported to their immediate supervisor.
The University Behavioral Concerns Team is our campus threat assessment team. The UBCT receives reports about individuals (students, faculty, staff, visitors to campus) exhibiting concerning behavior and provides assessment, coordination and intervention planning to ensure that the individual receives appropriate assistance. The UBCT meets weekly and includes representatives from Academic and Student Affairs, faculty, Human Resources, ECU Police, Risk Management and the University Attorney. You can make a report of concerning behavior to the UBCT using the form below via the ECU Cares website (or by calling 252-737-5555).
* Disruptive Behavior: For students exhibiting disruptive behavior in the classroom, faculty should be aware of the Disruptive Academic Behavior Policy which can be found in the ECU Faculty Manual: Part V – Academic Information, Item Y http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/fsonline/customcf/facultymanual/part5/51.htm
Additionally, faculty should be aware of the following guide from Dr. Mike Brown, Associate Dean of the Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, with invaluable suggestions for preventing and dealing with classroom disruption http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/osrr/faculty_staff/upload/classroom_disruption.pdf.