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The Community of Concern Office consists of the Director, Assistant Director, and two Case Managers. The staff in the Community of Concern office process alerts, consult with alert submitters, meet with students, and work with students to develop plans for success. Responsibilities include:
   • Triage and Process Alerts
   • Consult with Submitters
   • Meet with Students
   • Develop Plans for Success
   • Follow Up with Students as Appropriate

Community of Concern Staff Members are Not:


The Community of Concern Team is the Behavioral Intervention Team for the University of Kentucky and is interdisciplinary in its makeup. The Community of Concern team members provide guidance to the Community of Concern staff on students of high concern. The Community of Concern Team meets weekly to provide guidance to CoC staff on students of elevated concern. This team is a multidisciplinary team including representatives from the following offices:

  • Academic Ombud
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Disability Resource Center
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • UK Counseling Center
  • UK General Counsel
  • UK Police Department
  • University Health Service (Behavioral Health)
  • Additional faculty/staff may be consulted on a case by case basis

Threat Assessment Team assess risk level for extreme or severe persons of concern. This team meets only as needed throughout the semester when there is a high level of concern for the safety of the campus community. The Threat Assessment Team includes representatives from the following offices:

  • Community of Concern
  • UK Police Department
  • UK General Counsel
  • UK Counseling Center
  • University Health Service-Behavioral Health
  • Other representation as appropriate