University of Delaware

Are you concerned about a student’s physical or mental health? Has a student disrupted your class or caused you to worry about future actions?

To help you identify signs of distress and make appropriate referrals, the University's Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) has created a guide for faculty and staff.



The Student Behavior Consultation Team by calling the Office of the Dean of Students (302) 831-8939 or send an e-mail to the SBCT. * Please include as much information as possible. The who, what, when, where, and how is always helpful but not required.


In an emergency, please call Public Safety, (302) 831-2222 or 911.


Anonymous reporting will not be accepted. However, every effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of persons reporting information. For additional questions, contact the Office of the Dean of Students.


Additional Resources


Center for Counseling and
Student Development


Office of the Dean of Students


Residence Life and Housing


Office of Student Conduct


Sexual Offense Support (SOS)
302-831-2226 (24 hr crisis) or
302-831-3457 (non-emergency)


Student Health Services


UD Police Department
(emergency and non-emergency)
302-831-2222 or 911


Student Wellness and Health Promotion


If you are unsure which campus resource to utilize, or believe the situation merits the intervention of many campus units, contact the SBCT, (302) 831-8939 or send an e-mail to the SBCT.

A situation, observation or instinct tells you to be concerned about a student's safety and/or the safety of the campus. But you’re not sure what to do, where to start and worry you might make things worse.

You have the opportunity to help a student avoid dangerous situations and obtain help. University of Delaware community members can report serious concerns about students’ health and safety or the safety of campus to the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT).

The University of Delaware is committed to promoting a safe working, learning and living environment for all members of the campus community. The Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) develops support plans to promote student health, well-being and successful academic experiences; and promotes campus safety through an active process of threat assessment and behavioral intervention. Representatives from Student Life and Campus Safety meet weekly to share information and develop action plans. The SBCT also seeks information from and consults with faculty and staff to identify problematic behaviors.

SBCT Responsibilities

SBCT responsibilities include:

  • Meet weekly to share information and develop action plans. 
  • Perform initial assessment of risk and refer cases to offices and officials as needed for additional assessment.
  • Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the student and the University community.
  • Make recommendations to University officials on appropriate actions consistent with University policies and procedures.
SBCT Membership

SBCT membership includes:

  • José-Luis Riera, Chair
    Dean of Students
  • Charles Beale
    Director, Center for Counseling & Student Development
  • Jennifer Becnel-Guzzo
    Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
  • Adam Cantley
    Associate Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Holli Harvey-Dudlek
    Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct
  • Skip Homiak
    Executive Director, Campus & Public Safety
  • Anne Jannarone
    Director, Disability Support Services
  • Kathleen Kerr
    Executive Director, Residence Life & Housing
  • Jason Pires
    Police Captain, Public Safety
  • Donna West
    Assistant to the Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students


If, after an initial evaluation of a student safety concern, the SBCT believes that consultation with additional members of the university community is required, contacts will be made on an as-needed basis.

SBCT Actions

The following are potential SBCT actions:

  • Assist faculty or staff in developing a plan of action
  • Refer to or continue support services such as:
    • Academic Advising
    • Center for Counseling and Student Development
    • Office of Student Conduct
    • Residence Life and Housing
    • Health Services
    • Student Wellness and Health Promotion
    • Disability Support Services
    • Others as needed and appropriate
  • Refer for support coordination through the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Recommend involvement of family/emergency contact
  • Recommend implementation of emergency suspension and/or campus ban
  • Conduct a threat assessment
  • Recommend consideration of voluntary or involuntary leave
  • Involve University of Delaware Police Department
  • Continue monitoring situation without immediate action
SBCT Case Follow-up

When appropriate and possible, the SBCT chair will communicate to the reporting individual the status of the case and next steps and will encourage continued communication.