The Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment or BETA Team is a consultative and evaluation group designed to provide information and
referrals to those dealing with threatening or disruptive students. It does not adjudicate, discipline, or impose sanctions against any
member of the campus community, nor does it provide or mandate treatment. The BETA Team serves three primary functions:
- Provide individual consultation and resources to faculty and staff who are dealing with a disruptive or threatening student;
- Receive reports of students who are engaging in substantial disruption or threatening behavior and
make referrals to appropriate University departments to address specific concerns;
- Brief University departments on response steps, which individuals and offices can use when
confronted by a student of concern.
The BETA Team is comprised of representatives from the Counseling Center, Mental Health Service, Office of Student Conduct, and Department
of Public Safety. Other faculty or staff may be asked to participate for a specific issue and for a limited time.
Current core members are as follows:
Marta Hopkinson, M.D.
Director & Psychiatrist, Mental Health Service
Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, Ph.D.
Director & Staff Psychologist, Counseling Center
Assistant Director & Psychologist, Counseling Center
Cpt. Robert Mueck
Department of Public Safety
Andrea Goodwin, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Student Conduct
John Zacker, Ph.D. (Chair)
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs