- Student Conduct
- Conflict Resolution
- Faculty and Staff
- Behavioral Assessment
- Records Review
- MINERS Advocacy
The purpose of the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) at The University of Texas at El Paso is to identify students in distress, involve critical stakeholders and create an effective plan of action to assist the student so he/she can achieve his/her academic and professional goals. Distressed behavior includes but is not limited to excessive class absences, declining academic performance, poor emotional control, mood swings, changes in sleeping or eating habits, excessive concern about physical or mental health, persistent depression or anxiety, suicidal or homicidal intent or participating in risky activities. In addition, BAT provides consultation, counseling and resources to members of the university community to address behavioral concerns of students.
Warning Signs of Suicide and Responding to Suicidal Concerns
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. There are basically four types of warning signs:
Look for a cluster of clues. A suicidal person who give warning signs will most often present more than one clue. Suicide attempts are first and foremost a medical emergency. If danger or suicidal behavior appears imminent: 1) Stay calm and 2) Contact UTEP Police Department at 915-747-5611 or dial 911.
BAT Process and How to Make a Referral
The process is as follows: