Threat Assessment

UNC Asheville is committed to maintaining a safe learning, working, and living environment for all individuals on campus. In support of this commitment, we affirm that UNC Asheville will not tolerate violence or threats of violence on its campus or in connection with any University-sponsored program or activity.

In support of this effort, UNC Asheville established the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment (BETA) Team, which is composed of representatives from the Dean of Students Office, University Police, Human Resources, Health and Counseling, Title IX Office and Housing and Residence Life. The BETA Team meets on a regular basis to evaluate referrals that could possibly pose a danger to the campus community, develop case management plans, and, if necessary, intervene in a manner appropriate to the situation.

The mission of the BETA Team is to determine if an individual poses, or may reasonably be thought to pose, a threat of violence to self, others, or the UNC Asheville community, and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain safety. The BETA Team responds to behaviors exhibited by students, employees, visitors, and non-affiliated persons prior to a critical incident in an attempt to prevent violence so that the UNC Asheville campus remains a safe and secure learning, working, and living environment.

Recognizing and reporting early signs of a potentially dangerous situation is crucial to reducing the risk of violence and enhancing the University’s ability to provide assistance to community members who may be in distress. We encourage all members of the University community to use this additional safety resource to learn how to recognize potential threats and the ways to safely and, if you so choose, to confidentially report concerns.

Prevention of campus violence depends on the referrals of the community– students, faculty, employees, and visitors – to keep UNC Asheville a safe and enriching campus for all who live, study, and work here.

In an Emergency

  1. Get to a safe place.
  2. Call 911, or University Police at 828.232.5000 (x5000 from a campus phone).
  3. Share your exact location, the phone number you are calling from, the type of emergency that exists, and any other individuals who may be involved.
  4. If possible, notify others who might also be in danger.

For Non-Emergencies

If you become aware of a situation that you believe may pose a threat to the safety of the campus or one of its members, we encourage you to:

  1. Call University Police at 828.232.5000 (x5000 from a campus phone).
  2. Email a member of the BETA Team directly.
  3. Contact a member of the BETA Team in person.  


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