Threat Assessment FAQs

What type of behavior warrants a referral?

Any self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, erratic behavior that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the daily operations of the College and activities, or behaviors that might compromise safety should be referred. When in doubt, make the referral.

What do I do if I know an individual who may need to be referred to the Threat Assessment Team?

If you feel there is an immediate threat, dial ext. 3511 or call Virginia Peninsula Community College Police at 757-825-2732 (Hampton) or (Williamsburg); if it is after hours call 757-879-3649 (Hampton) or 757-508-3449 (Williamsburg). If you are making a referral online, go to the bottom of this page and click on "Submit an Incident Report." You will be asked for basic information about the individual, how the TAT can contact you, and for a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral.

Who can make a Threat Assessment Team referral?

Anyone who feels an individual associated with Virginia Peninsula is a threat to himself/herself and/or the College community can make a referral.

What happens after I make a referral?

The Threat Assessment Team members will take the information provided and make a decision regarding appropriate action.

How do I know if it is a Threat Assessment Team issue or if it is more appropriately handled by another campus resource?

You do not have to make this determination. If another campus resource is more appropriate, the Threat Assessment Team will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.