Administrative Response

Students-at-Risk




Administrative Response

 

Level 1 Threat: If the student’s behaviour is assessed as a Level 1 threat, the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs in consultation with the author of the report will determine whether consultation with the Student-at-Risk Case Team is required and will determine appropriate outcomes. If consultation with the Student-at-Risk Case Team is required, it will normally meet within five (5) working days to review the case and make recommendations regarding how to proceed. Where consultation is not required, the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will update the Student-at-Risk Case Team at its next regular meeting. Possible outcomes for Level 1 threat behaviour include but are not limited to: an offer of appropriate support and/or referral, and/or a behaviour contract.

 

Level 2 Threat: If the student’s behaviour is assessed as a Level 2 threat, the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs in consultation with the report writer will determine whether consultation with the Student-at-Risk Case Team is required and/or whether disciplinary procedures will be invoked to deal with the alleged misconduct. If consultation with the Student-at-Risk Case Team is required, it will normally meet within three (3) working days to review the case and make recommendations regarding how to proceed. Where consultation is not required, the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will update the Student-at-Risk Case Team at its next regular meeting. Possible outcomes for Level 2 threat behaviour include but are not limited to: those outlined under Level 1 and/or referral of the case through the non-academic discipline process in accordance with the Process and Procedures for Addressing Student Misconduct and/or immediate involuntary leave.

 

Level 3 Threat: If the student’s behaviour is assessed as a Level 3 threat, the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs and/or the author of the report will first determine whether Interim Conditions and Measures are required to address any immediate threat to the student-at-risk, others or the larger community. Assessment of a Level 3 threat triggers the University’s duty to warn and to take action to protect the student-at-risk and/or others. The University reserves the right to share information regarding the student-at-risk in order to address the immediate threat and the student’s behaviour. The Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will then immediately schedule a meeting of the Student-at-Risk Case Team which will normally meet within two (2) working days to review the case and make recommendations regarding how to proceed. Possible outcomes for Level 3 threat behaviour include but are not limited to: those outlined under Levels 1 and 2, and/or immediate involuntary withdrawal from the University.

 

 

The Case Team will determine two decisions:

  1. Immediate Risk Management (This is to include but is not limited to the following courses of action)
    1. Victim Assistance
    2. Limiting access/conditional usage to University Facilities
    3. Verbal/Written Contract
    4. Parental Assistance
    5. Counselling
    6. Legal Implications/Criminal Charges
    7. Media Management/Relations

2. How the alleged breach of the Student Code of Conduct should be heard – either through The Discipline Panel (preferred in most cases) or with the Manager, Residenec Life and Student Affairs only (should the need for expedience supersede the ability to convene a timely UDB hearing).

The student must be notified ASAP of any decisions that would affect their presence on Brock Campus. This should be done in letter form under the signature of the Director of Campus Security Services with a copy being sent to the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs and others as needed.

Once an incident report has been submitted (if there is a pending disciplinary hearing), primary contact with the student should be with the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs in order provide consistency and accurate tracking. Any involved party that is contacted by the Student should immediately refer them to the Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs and consult with him on how to proceed with the communication. The Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will notify all departments who may be involved and/or affected by any intervention(s) or action(s) taken.

The Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will decide if any Brock University Staff should be present in any discipline hearing as witnesses and/or for security purposes. The hearing procedures will be as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. The Manager, Residence Life and Student Affairs will contact the student to view the Incident Report.