Locating a student
If a parent or family member needs to locate a student due to an emergency, staff in the office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Student and Family Services will offer assistance in trying to locate and contact the student. If a staff member is unable to locate the student during a class, by phone, or email, and the student lives on campus, staff may involve others such as staff from Residence Life or the campus police to help locate the student. A similar effort is made when a student resides off campus. In those instances, assistance may be requested from apartment management and/or police.
If a parent, family member, or other person believes that a student has gone missing from the campus, they should immediately contact the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Student and Family Services at 814-863-4926 or the University Police at 814-863-1111. Additional information about the University Policy on Missing Students (.doc).
The mission of the Penn State Behavioral Threat Management Team (BTMT) is to effectively prevent, identify, and analyze behavioral threats that pose a danger to the Penn State Community. Dedicated efforts of the team will effectively assess behaviors, mitigate risks, and provide avenues for effective inter-office and cross-unit communication. The goals of the University Park Threat Team will include, but not be limited to, the following:
I. Campus and Community Awareness and Communication - to provide methods for improving threat awareness and communication related to concerning behavior, reporting options, response protocols, and general Team functions.
II. Response Planning - to implement a structured and effective system and process that provides proactive incident response that encompasses informed threat analysis and the de-escalation of campus violence.
III. Education - to educate team members and others on the following:
- Recognizing behavior that may be aggressive, disruptive, dangerous, and the risks associated with such behavior.
- Best practices and applicable laws that apply to the process of behavioral threat management and which may affect our collective response.
- University policies and ethical/educational practices that inform our response to related behaviors.
IV. Environmental Assessment - to identify and discuss campus environment trends that negatively affect the climate of our community and which influences policy development and resource allocation.