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Behavior Assessment Team

Any member of the campus community may become aware of a person of concern or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress, or fear. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately refer any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the University.  The Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) at Georgia Southern University meets regularly to assess and create action plans for students or student groups who present disturbing behavior in our community.

The team members are responsible for identifying students or student groups who display disruptive behavior, offering suggestions on how to manage the behavior or student crisis, and implementing a plan to manage and/or resolve the situation. Any campus community member may refer a student or student group to the Behavior Assessment Team, using the designated referral form or through any member of the team. BAT is made up of the following offices: Counseling Center, Dean of Students, University Housing, Student Conduct, Legal Affairs, Provost Office, Public Safety, Equal Opportunity & Title IX (as needed), and the Student Accessibility Resource Center (as needed).

Please refer to our BAT: Things to Refer page for more information.

After referring a student to the BAT, a member of the BAT may contact you for further information if necessary.

Team Mission

The mission of the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) is to identify resources and appropriate interventions for students experiencing a crisis.  Our team provides a caring program to balance the individual needs of students and the shared needs of the community.

Team Goals

  • Foster student success through collaboration of University resources,
  • Provide a safe environment for members of the campus community and student support networks, and
  • Establish open communication with the campus community and partners to encourage referrals.  


  • Counseling Center
  • Dean of Students
  • University Housing
  • Student Conduct
  • Legal Affairs
  • Provost Office
  • Public Safety
  • Equal Opportunity & Title IX (as needed)
  • Student Accessibility Resource Center (as needed)


For more information about how the Behavior Assessment Team functions, the assessment process, the classification of common student behaviors, risk levels, and common interventions the team recommends to students, as well as additional contacts and resources please contact the Dean of Students Office.

H.E.R.O. Folder

Last updated: 8/4/2022