BART(Behavioral Assessment & Recommendation Team)
Identifying, Assessing, and Reducing Threats in Order to Foster a Safe Campus Environment
In the post Virginia Tech shooting era, colleges and universities around the country are becoming more diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to their campuses. The Behavioral Assessment and Recommendation Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well being of Columbus State University students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the University. These reports may be directed to BART or the Counseling Center, depending on the nature of the concern.
When there is an active or immediate risk of violence or harm to others you should call Columbus State University Police Department706-507-8911
How Do I Submit a Referral on a Person of Concern?
Individual may submit a referral on a person of concern several different ways:
- Submit an on-line BART Report
- Speak directly with a BART Member (click here for a telephone lists of members)
- Anonymous Referral through University Police (Silent Witness)
- Complete the Counseling Center "Referral Form"
Report to BART Behaviors Such As:
- Violent fantasy content
- Anger problems
- Fascination with weapons and accoutrements
- Homicidal ideation
- Non-compliance or disciplinary matters
- *Academic misconduct and dishonesty
- Interest in previous shooting situations
- Victim/martyr self-concept
- Strangeness and aberrant behavior
- Violence and cruelty
- Acting out
- Recent police contact
- Mental health history related to dangerousness
- Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities and materials
*All cases of academic misconduct and dishonesty, such as plagiarism and cheating, should be adjudicated as directed by the appropriate Department Chair or College Dean. Once the file is complete, all documents should be entered into the BART reporting system.
Report to Counseling Center Student Behaviors Such As:
- Anxious, depressed or overwhelmed
- Prolonged and significant difficulty with the demands of college
- Test, math, or writing anxiety
- Pattern of relationship problems
- Speaking or writing that seems bizarre
- Expressionless face / anhedonia
- Use of drugs and / or alcohol
- Suicidal ideation
*Note: If an employee of CSU exhibits these behaviors, a report should be submitted to BART.
Office of the Dean of Students
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31907