Threat Assessment Team

Southern Arkansas University expects and encourages students to demonstrate a reasonable concern for their own welfare. This is particularly true in the areas of self harm and harm to others. In the event that the University is presented with a credible report that a student has harmed themselves or others, has a medical concern, or is disruptive within the living and learning environment, the student in question may be required to attend mandatory assessments.

Reports that are submitted regarding student behavior or concerns are submitted to a panel that represents a cross disciplinary team of qualified campus professionals. The panel will determine what type of assessment is appropriate, any alternative intervention that is appropriate for the situation, or refer the situation to the student discipline committee. This panel is referred to as the Threat Assessment Team (TAT) and they meet monthly to discuss all situations that have occurred in the previous monthly period.

Faculty and staff may use the Early Alert System to notify the Office of Student Life if they have non-immediate concerns about students and to notify of student absences. Please call 870-235-4041 or email All immediate concerns should be referred to the University Police Department, Dean of Students, or the Counseling and Testing Center.