Committed to promoting a safe and secure community
Our team of trained professionals assesses whether individuals pose a violent threat to themselves or others and provides assistance to those in need.
FGCU cultivates a secure community within a supportive and accessible living, learning and working environment. It is standard practice on university campuses to promote safety through a Threat Assessment & Management Team (TAMT) empowered to investigate, assess and manage risks of violence by any troubled community member. The TAMT performs these responsibilities in cooperation with other university personnel, committees and departments.
The TAMT’s objective is to assess whether individuals pose a violent threat to themselves or others and intervene where necessary, and more generally identify and provide assistance to those in need. The process is not adversarial in nature — it attempts to help people rather than punish them.
The team’s role is to gather information after a threat is reported. This includes questioning others who know the individual involved about whether they have noticed, heard or been told anything about the person that seems out of the ordinary, troubling or concerning.
Campus safety is enhanced through community members identifying behaviors of concern and reporting concerns in a timely manner. Early identification allows the team to intervene more effectively to address behaviors promptly in the hope of averting violence and maintaining the safety of the community. Reports can be made directly to team members or to supervisors. However, the most effective way is to complete the reporting form accessible from this page. This form is required in order to make an official report and ensures notification to the team. Threats or behaviors that pose an immediate concern for violence should be referred without delay to the University Police Department.
If you are experiencing or observing an immediate threatening or violent situation, call UPD at 239-590-1900 or 911.
Everyone is encouraged to report any unusual or threatening behaviors, even if the risk is not perceived as immediately dangerous or imminent.
Our team of trained professionals is appointed by the FGCU president. The principles of these guidelines have been established through training as well as current literature and best practices regarding threat assessment. Practices are designed specifically for FGCU with the full authority of the leadership of the institution.