The BTAT meets to assess the likelihood of risk and identify actions that can be taken to potentially mitigate the risk. The team also works to help faculty, staff, and administrators effectively interact with such individuals, establish clear behavioral expectations, and describe the potential consequences for failure to meet those expectations within the context of established University policies.

Student Issues

  • MSU Police Department
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
  • University Physician (or designee)
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services (or designee)
  • Residence Education and Housing Services
  • ADA Coordinator – Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
  • Dean of the Graduate School / Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
  • Dean of Students Office (DoSO)

Employee Issues

  • MSU Police Department
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • University Physician (or designee)
  • MSU Health Team – Psychiatry Practice
  • ADA Coordinator – Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Human Resources

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice to the BTAT. Other campus units may also be consulted when appropriate.

The MSU Police Department schedules and convenes all meetings of the BTAT. A case manager will be appointed to circulate meeting agendas, keep a roster of active cases, and act as a liaison between University offices. The case manager will also prepare an annual report for the President and other relevant senior administrators that summarizes the number of cases reviewed, the primary characteristics of each case (without identifying the individuals involved), and the case resolutions.


The BTAT works in conjunction with and not to displace other University committees or groups that exist to address issues involving difficult student or employee situations. The BTAT will refer cases that do not rise to the necessary threshold to other committees, such as the student Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) as appropriate. Personnel issues will normally be discussed between the unit administrator and the appropriate human resources / academic human resources office before referral to the BTAT.

All actions taken in response to a recommendation from the BTAT must comply with existing University policies and collective bargaining agreements, as applicable: