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Threat Assessment

Division of Student Affairs

Our highest priority is the safety of everyone on campus. The WSSU Threat Assessment Team (TAT) advises on incidents involving members of the university community who pose a threat to the safety and well-being of themselves or others. If you have an immediate safety concern, please contact Police & Public Safety 336-750-2911, or call 911. To report a non-emergency situation, you can report a concern to a member of the WSSU Threat Assessment Team at or submit all concerns via the Incident Reporting Form.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is committed to providing a workplace that is free from violence or the threat of violence by establishing preventative measures, by holding perpetrators of violence accountable, and by providing assistance and support to victims. A threat assessment team has been established to provide assessment and intervention of troubling, disruptive, and threatening behavior in an effort to avert activity that compromises the retention of a safe and secure environment for the campus community.

Any form of violence as defined in this policy may be the cause for criminal prosecution or disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, as unacceptable personal conduct. WSSU will apply all useful management tools to accomplish the dual purpose of reducing the effects of violence on victims and the WSSU community, as well as hold perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions.

Our team assesses the level of the threat using the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool and classify the threat on the Mental and Behavioral Health scale, the Generalized Risk scale, and the Nine Levels of Aggression.

We take all threats of violence seriously, and we are committed to seeing a civil or criminal case through to its conclusion. To support the mission of the Threat Assessment Team, all employees and supervisors must be diligent in reporting incidents of concern.