Psychologists and other mental health counselors on staff follow strict ethical and legal codes of confidentiality. Confidentiality is broken if there is a determination of imminent threat.

Imminent Danger/Imminent Threat = A serious threat of life threatening injury or harm to self or others highly probable in the next 24 hours.

The clinician will follow guidelines to assess the situation and consult with the director, other clinicians, or psychiatric staff to determine an appropriate course of action.

  • If threat is imminent, the clinician will contact appropriate legal or medical authorities in order to ensure the student's safety and the safety of others.
  • If threat is not imminent or present, then a safety plan and treatment plan will be provided to the student.

Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team

The Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT) reviews behavioral incidents and ensures a systematic response to students whose behavior may be disruptive or harmful to themselves or the UT Dallas community. The team assists in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of students and other members of the UT Dallas community.

Visit the BAIT webpage or contact the Dean of Students office for more information.