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Disruptive Behavior Requiring an Additional Response

If the disruptive behavior feels intimidating, threatening, or appears to be escalating, you should consult with the Office of the Dean of Students and your department chair. A member of the Office of the Dean of Students staff can assist you in determining the best steps for handling the situation and consult on further disciplinary action. The Office of the Dean of Students will provide resources, advice, and support for you and others involved including other students impacted by the behavior in question. The student exhibiting the behavior may be referred to the Student Care Team (SCT) via an AWARE Network report. The SCT is a cross-functional, multidisciplinary behavioral threat assessment team that assesses and intervenes when a student may be at risk for self-harm or for causing harm to others. The SCT gives guidance to the university community members who may need to refer students for assistance and review. 
If the behavior is determined to be a potential violation of the WSU community standards, the Center for Community Standards may follow up with the disruptive student. Various disciplinary processes can be employed at this point, including, under certain circumstances, interim suspension of the student (WAC 504-26-406) prior to a formal Administrative Hearing.