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Behavioral Assessment Team

The Dakota State University Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) is a campus resource that DSU community members can use, if they know someone who is experiencing a personal crisis or exhibiting extreme behaviors. The DSU BAT team cares for students, faculty members, or staff members who may be troubled and to intervene when these issues arise. The BAT team also helps seek a solution for everyone involved.

Members of BAT coordinate resources and implement multidisciplinary responses and assistance to the individual, while alleviating risks, in an effort to keep the DSU community healthy and safe.

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  • In order to make a report, the DSU BAT team needs the following information:
  • Student, faculty, or staff member’s name and ID number
  • Brief and factual description of the incident or behavior
  • Direct quotes (whenever possible)
  • Where and when the incident or behavior occurred
  • Names and contact information of witnesses
  • Your name, position or relationship and complete contact information
  • Include all emails or other information you have
  • If possible, save voicemail recordings, text messages, and emails on the device that received them

These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student, faculty member or staff member is troubled. DSU has resources to help.

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  • If someone you know is exhibiting the following signs, please contact the DSU BAT team:
  • Showing worrisome or unusual behavior?
  • Dealing with issues of stalking, intimidation or threats?
  • Experiencing a decline in work or academic performance?
  • Making you feel alarmed or frightened?
  • Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior?
  • Showing dramatic changes in appearance, hygiene, behavior or weight?
  • Having problems at home, with classes or work?
  • Making disturbing comments in conversation, class discussions, email, letters, social media postings or papers?
  • Sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts?
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs?
  • Isolating themselves socially?
  • Acting paranoid or suspicious?
  • Frequently angry or easily frustrated?
  • Struggling with health problems?

These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student, faculty member or staff member is troubled. DSU has resources to help.