FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why should I report my concern to the Campus Intervention Team
Why not just call the Counseling Center?
The Campus Intervention Team (CIT) includes a staff member from the Counseling
Center. Reporting your concerns to the Campus Intervention Team ensures that
your concern will be immediately directed to a qualified person, who will be
able to determine the next best course of action to help a student in need of
assistance, whether that means Counseling or another campus resource.
2. What will the Campus Intervention Team do with my report?
The CIT will first determine the most appropriate course of action to take
using the information presented in your report. Based on the type of incident
or concern, the CIT may contact you in order to get additional information and/or
other crucial details. In many cases, the CIT may contact the student you are
concerned about to arrange a meeting. The CITís role is to determine how urgent the situation is and then to recommend or require that the student involved get the proper assistance.
3. Who are the members of the CIT?
The core members of the Baruch Campus Intervention Team (CIT) are:
Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Dr. Ronald Aaron
Professor of Student Development and
Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. Phillip Hogue
Sr. Academic Advisor of the Center for Academic Advising
Dr. Caroline Kasnakian
Associate Director of the Counseling Center
Dr. Shadia Sachedina
Director of Student Life
Assistant Director for Student Affairs
4. What kinds of things should I report to the Campus Intervention Team?
If you have noticed student behavior which is perceived to be harmful to the
student him/herself or to others we encourage you to fill out the Incident
Communication Form. This behavior may include:
Unusual or erratic behavior in class
Extended absence from class by a typically
Written work with troubling themes or references
Verbal or written
threats made by a student toward another student
Written or verbal expressions
of suicidal ideation
Other actions which cause an alarm or call into question
the safety of the student or their peers.
5. Can students send concerns about their peers to the CIT?
Yes, students may send concerns about their peers to the CIT. If you are
aware of behavior similar to what is outlined above (#4) or have witnessed an
incident involving a friend or classmate that concerns you, fill out the Incident
Communication Form and the CIT will follow up with the concern.
6. Will my name be revealed to the student I am concerned about?
If you prefer that your name not be revealed to the student you are concerned
about, it will be kept confidential. In some cases, the information you provide
will only be known to you and so the student you are concerned about may know
its source. The team will always discuss this matter with you before taking any
action that would make your identity known.
7. Can I submit an anonymous report about a student?
Yes, you may submit an anonymous report about a student. However it is important
to understand that choosing to remain anonymous can pose an obstacle to the CIT.
This might occur if the team is in need of additional details or requires critical
information that would allow them to help a student in need. We would like to
have your contact information in case we need additional information.
8. Will the student I report be "in trouble"?
The student that you report will be given the support and assistance they require
by the Campus Intervention Team and other College and community resources. The
primary purpose of the team is to provide help to students who are in a state
of crisis. When you report a student that you are concerned about, you are ensuring
that they will receive the best possible assistance from qualified staff members.
9. How do I contact the CIT?
You can email the Baruch Campus Intervention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can call us at 646-312-4570.