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Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

 
 
 

​Purpose         

SIT conducts behavioral threat assessments for persons who might pose a safety risk to themselves or others. SIT is a collaboration among key College departments and engages the College's resources to:         

  • Investigate concerning behavior and assess the level of threat
  • Develop and implement an intervention plan for the safety of all
  • Identify sources of support for the person of concern
  • Provide ongoing support and monitoring

Reporting a Student or Employee of Concern

In an emergency:  CONTACT SECURITY IMMEDIATELY by pressing the button on the red Code Blue towers located throughout the campus parking lots or by calling (773) 602-5148. Threats toward others and suicidal threats and/or gestures always constitute an emergency.
     
          
In a non-emergency:  Notify SIT using the online Person of Concern Report Form. Submit the form as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after learning of the concerning situation. DO NOT USE THIS FORM TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY.        
          

Other helpful resources

Consultation for faculty and staff for referring a distressed person to the Wellness Center.         
          

SIT Members         

​Member
Dr. Gregory Thomas, President
Michael Crawford, Dean of Student Services (SIT Co-Chair)​
​​Tanya Cox, Director, Disability Access Center (SIT Co-Chair)
Eddie Phillips, Vice President​ of Academic and Student Affairs
Betty McCants, Human Resources Business Partner & Liaison to District SIT​
Dr. Karen Douglass, Clinical Director, Wellness Center​
Henry Horace, Dean, Adult Education​

​Lucretzia Jamison, Interim Dean of Instruction, Dawson Technical Institute   

Dr. Zalika Landrum, ​Associate Dean, Student Services
Dr. Celeste McGill, ​Faculty, Social Work
Hershey Norise, Director, Security & SIT Co-Chair
Gabriel Villagomez, Veteran Services Specialist
            

To Whom Do I Report My Concerns?

Become informed about these categories of behavior to know when to report to SIT and to determine the priority order for reporting/referring a person of concern to other College departments:         

Distressed:  The behavior causes concern solely for the student’s well-being.              

Disturbed: The behavior may be highly inappropriate, irrational, or delusional and makes others uncomfortable.               

Disruptive: The behavior interrupts the classroom or work environment and represents an escalation of distress and/or inner disturbance.              

Dangerous:  The behavior threatens the safety and well-being of others.          
Keep in mind that the 4 Ds merely provide guidelines for where to go with your concerns, and many situations will not cleanly fit into a distinct category. If you need further guidance, contact the SIT Chair, the Dean of Student Services, the HR Director, or the Wellness Center Manager.         
          

Definitions of the 4Ds:

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Examples of Each of the 4Ds:

         
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Guidelines for What to Do:

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Flow Chart for Handling of Submitted Person of Concern Report Form             

         
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Phone: 
(773) 602-5000
Fax: 
 
6301 South Halsted St.
 
Chicago, IL 60621
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​Related Services & Resources

Online Person of Concern Report Form       

Safety & Security       

Wellness Center       

Student Policy Manual