The Behavioral Assessment Team is charged with assessment of and intervention with students whose behavior may present a threat to themselves or the safety of the university community. The BAT is a standing committee chaired by the Dean of Students, and including members from the Counseling Center, the Health Center, the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices, Public Safety, Residence Life, Disability Services, and Academic Programs, and representatives from other university offices on an as needed basis.

The BAT is responsible for assessing student behavior and making recommendations to the administration on the most appropriate intervention to respond to students whose behavior may present a threat to themselves or the safety of the university community.

Contact Information for Student-Related Concerns

Phone: 540-568-6468
Fax: 540-568-6538

Email:
Gloria Mast, Assistant Dean of Students: mastgm@jmu.edu
Dr. Josh Bacon, Dean of Students: baconjj@jmu.edu

Office Location: Madison Union (Taylor Hall), Room 300

Contact Information for Staff-Related Concerns

Phone: 540-568-8090

Email:
Diane Yerian,
Director of Human Resources: yeriandg@jmu.edu

Resources:

Here 2 Help Resources:  http://www.jmu.edu/cfi/_files/h2h-resource-list.pdf

Helping a Distressed student:  https://www.jmu.edu/counselingctr/resources/faculty-staff/distressed-students.shtml

Coping with Disruptive Students in the Classroom: https://www.jmu.edu/counselingctr/resources/faculty-staff/disruptive-students.shtml

Academic Affairs Policy #12, Disruption of Class: http://www.jmu.edu/academic-affairs/_documents/policies/aapolicy-12.pdf)

JMU Policy 1115: Violence Prevention: https://www.jmu.edu/JMUpolicy/policies/1115.shtml

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