Definitions

Students-at-Risk




Definitions

 

“Student-at-risk” refers to any student whose physical or mental state is such that they may be or have become a threat to themselves, others, the educational process, or the Brock community in general. This state may or may not involve allegations of misconduct by the student.

Student-at-Risk – Threat Assessment: There are three levels of threat a student-at-risk may pose to her/himself or others. A Level 1 threat means that there is no clear, immediate threat at present and no known occurrence of misconduct, but the conduct of the student-at-risk creates a reasonable fear/concern that a threat may exist in the future and/or misconduct is likely to occur. A Level 2 threat means that there is no clear, immediate threat at present but misconduct has occurred and the conduct of the student-at-risk creates a reasonable fear/concern that a threat continues to exist and further misconduct is likely to occur. A Level 3 threat means that there is a clear, immediate threat at present, which triggers the University’s duty to warn and to take action to protect the student-at-risk and/or others.

Student-at-Risk Case Team: A Student-at-Risk Case Team will be used to provide a coordinated response and support to the student-at-risk. Protocol for dealing with students-at-risk may differ depending on the level of threat posed by the student-at-risk, and is set out in the Process and Procedures for Responding to Students at Risk.  In addition, the Student-at-Risk Case Team will meet on a regular basis as a working group on campus to support each other and to continue to develop and deliver a coordinated response to the issue of students-at-risk at Brock University.