About Us


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.



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


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


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.


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.


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

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