About Us

Mission

The Pennsylvania State University Behavioral Threat Management Team is committed to the safety and well-being of the University community through education, communication, planning, assessment, and management toward the goal of mitigating behavioral threats.

Goals

Education

To educate others on recognizing behavior that may be aggressive, disruptive, or dangerous, and the risks associated with such behavior.

Communication

To provide methods for improving threat awareness and communication related to concerning behavior, reporting options, response protocols, and general team functions.

Planning

To implement a structured and effective system and process that provides team planning regarding all functions of the team, including but not limited to: community education, awareness and outreach, incident response and threat analysis, violence de-escalation practices, and program evaluation.

Assessment

To assess overall program efforts and outcomes, and identify and discuss campus environment trends that negatively affect the climate of our community and influence policy development and resource allocation.

Management

To effectively manage all incidents referred to the BTMT and all other functions and processes associated with the threat analysis and management process.

Team Members

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