We help colleges and universities to develop and implement a threat assessment capacity that fits within their unique cultures and that is effective in both preventing violence and helping persons in need. We train higher education institutions on how to establish and operate a threat assessment team (or add threat assessment capabilities to an existing team) and how to identify, investigate, evaluate, and intervene with persons and situations that raise concern on campus. For institutions with existing threat assessment teams, we help evaluate and enhance current procedures and resources to be consistent with the new national standard. We also consult on individual threat cases and provide guidance on crafting or revising institutional policies and procedures to facilitate effective threat assessment and collaborative case management.
SIGMA’s managing partners are lead authors of The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams and Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project. Both books have been referenced in the ANSI-approved national standard and new federal guides as best practices in campus threat assessment.
For more information on SIGMA’s Threat Assessment Services for Colleges & Universities: