Threat Assessment Team

In all instances, emergency situations should be reported immediately to VCU Police at (804) 828-1234.
The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to assess and respond accordingly to any threatening behaviors and dangerous incidents involving students, faculty, or staff before escalation to violence. The team consists of representatives from VCU Police, Human Resources, University Counseling Services, Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, General Counsel's Office and other units as determined necessary.

To report incidents of concern via our online form, please click here.

If you have a concern and are unsure where to report, please see our frequently asked questions (FAQ) or click here to contact the University Safety Case Manager.

In non-emergency situations, reports should be made as follows:

Reporting A Student

Indicators of Concern
Disruptive Behaviors
  • Destruction of property
  • Deteriorating personal hygiene
  • Disordered eating
  • Disturbing or concerning Facebook or Twitter Material
  • Entering class late or leaving class early
  • Excessive use of substances
  • Failing to respect the rights of others
  • Frequent anger
  • Harrassment
  • Hazing
  • Inordinate or inappropriate demands for time and attention
  • Intimidation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Use of profanity or pejorative language
  • Withdrawal or isolation from others
Dangerous Behaviors
  • Physical violence (e.g. shoving, grabbing or assaulting)
  • Possession of weapons
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking
  • Threats to others
  • Threat to self, attempts to harm self
  • Verbal threat to harm
  • Verbal violence (e.g. taunting or badgering)

Deputy Title IX Coordinator in Student Affairs: Dr. Reuban Rodriguez, (804) 366-1643

In compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C.Sec.1681, et seq., which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities; VCU is dedicating to creating a community that encourages the reporting of all incidents of sexual misconduct and the prompt and fair resolution of sexual misconduct complaints.

Please refer to the following policy for instructions on how to report.

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Contact Us

Kendall Plageman
University Safety Case Manager
(804) 837-8753
kwplageman@vcu.edu

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