BAT Frequently Asked Questions

What is the BAT?

The BAT, or Behavioral Assessment Team, is a multidisciplinary team of professionals who review and respond to reports of student behaviors that pose (or appear to pose) a threat to the safety and well-being of the college community.

Who can report concerns to the BAT?

Anyone can report behaviors of concern – and it is everyone’s responsibility to do so. You can submit a Behavior of Concern & Threat Reporting Form BAT. Failure to provide adequate information may result in the incident not being investigated.

What happens after a concern is reported?

The BAT evaluates the report, assesses the situation, and determines an appropriate response.

How will I know if the BAT addressed the concern I reported?

Every concern is addressed by the BAT; however, because confidential information is often involved in handling concerns, you may not be informed about the response to your report.

What happens to students in the BAT process?

The BAT offers students support and resources in a respectful and confidential manner.

How do I decide if a behavior warrants a BAT report or should be addressed in some other way?

You do not have to make that decision! You simply have to report your concern. The BAT will assess the situation and respond appropriately. Remember: If in doubt, submit a BAT report!  

What if I have a concern about the behavior of a college employee (instructor, staff member, dean, o

Concerns about employees can be reported to a supervising dean or to Wake Tech’s Human Resources Department. The BAT report form is for reporting concerns about student behavior only