Threat Assessment

Iowa Central has established a Threat Assessment Team (TAT), comprised of representatives of student affairs, security, and student health with experience in counseling/mental health. The team meets under the leadership of the VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The TAT is charged with addressing all reported behavioral incidents which occur on the Iowa Central campus, off-site location or electronic sites. The TAT will ensure every referral is addressed.

The mission of the TAT is to facilitate a safe college community through a coordinated, systemic, collaborative, objective, unbiased, thoughtful, proactive approach with strong emphasis on prevention through identification of the potential threats, assessments of said threats, interventions, management and follow up of any and all situations that pose or are thought to pose potential threats to the safety and well-being of individuals on campus as well as to the College community.

Frequently Asked Questions about TAT Referrals

What type of behavior warrants a referral?

Any self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, erratic behaviors that disrupt teaching or College activities, or behaviors that might compromise safety should be referred. When in doubt, make the referral.

What do I do if I know an individual who may need to be referred to the TAT?

If you feel there is an immediate threat, dial 911 or call Iowa Central Campus Security at 515-574-1000.

To make a referral, go to the bottom of this page and click on “Submit a Referral”. You will be asked for basic information about the individual, how the TAT can contact you, and for a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral.

Who can make a TAT referral?

Anyone who feels an individual associated with Iowa Central is a threat to himself/herself and/or the College community or is/has engaged in disruptive/threatening behavior can make a referral.

What happens after I make a referral?

The TAT members will take the information provided and make a decision regarding appropriate action.

How do I know if it is a TAT issue or if it is more appropriately handled by another campus resource?

You do not have to make this determination. If another campus resource is more appropriate, the TAT will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.