Loyola University New Orleans has a Threat Assessment Team in place to identify warning signs and intervene before someone commits a violent act. Threat assessment connects people in distress with necessary resources to help them deal with the stressors in their lives. This team is designed to prevent a wide array of harm on campus -- not just the next school shooter.
For an immediate crisis or emergency
Call University Police at (504) 864-3434 immediately if you are in contact with a student or co-worker who appears to be displaying threatening behavior or is obviously an immediate threat to his or her own safety or that of others.
Signs of threatening behavior could include: displaying weapon, reckless regard for health and safety of others, disorderly, physical confrontation, threatening (including self-harm) correspondence, or stalking/harassing others.
- Adopt the federal slogan: “If you see something, say something.” If you witness unusual or distressed behavior, encounter an unusual situation - or if something just feels “off” to you - report this to University Police at (504) 865-3434.
- Distressed and disturbing behaviors could appear: unduly anxious, overly sad, irritable, withdrawn, paranoid (i.e. reports being followed) or confused.
- If you wish to report a concern or disturbing situation anonymously, consider using the LUPD “silent witness form” found on the LUPD website.
Campus resources and referral sources:
- Employee Assistance Program: Loyola cares about the health and well-being of its employees and recognizes that a variety of personal concerns and stressors can disrupt their personal and work lives. This confidential resource is available to all employees 24/7 at 800-955-6422. For more, visit the Human Resources’ website or call (504) 864-7757.
- Care and Concern Committee: This committee is charged with ensuring student concerns (e.g. social, academic, personal, behavioral) are handled privately, as quickly and effectively as possible, and with the student’s well-being in mind. If you have concerns about a student, please contact the Care and Concern Committee via Student Affairs at (504) 865-3428 or University Counseling at (504) 865-3835. A professional counselor and a Residential Life Community Director are available to respond to after-hours emergencies 24/7 and can be contacted via LUPD at (504) 865-3434.
- Threat Assessment Team: The Threat Assessment Team is uniquely positioned and staffed to assess a potentially threatening situation to the campus regardless of its origin. The purpose of this team is to be involved before a possible threat becomes an action and to provide assistance and support to the individuals in need. Remember, if you see something, say something. To contact the Threat Assessment Team, call Human Resources (504) 864-7757; LUPD (504) 865-3434, or contact your supervisor.