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Responding to a Student's Threatening Behavior

Resolving the Situation

If you have called Public Safety, know that they will arrive to assist you as soon as possible.

If you are able to calm the student down and feel you do not need an immediate response, discuss with the student the next step for following up. Public Safety, Counseling and Psychological Services and/or the dean of students can offer support and guidance to you and/or the student. A likely option is making an appointment for the student with the counseling office.

Because this may not be an isolated incident, and because a fuller picture of a student emerges when various administrators are alerted and can then pool their information, it is important that you also share the information with one or more of the following:

  • Your department chair
  • Appropriate class dean
  • Counseling Center
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Dean of students at each campus

The academic dean at the appropriate college or professional school should also be notified:

  • Fordham College at Rose Hill: (718) 817-4700
  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center: (212) 636-6300
  • Gabelli School of Business, Rose Hill - Undergraduate: (718) 817-4105
  • Gabelli School of Business, Lincoln Center - Undergraduate: (212) 636-7755
  • Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Lincoln Center: (212) 636-6372
  • Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Rose Hill: (718) 817-4600
  • Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Westchester: (914) 367-3301
  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: (718)-817-4400
  • Gabelli School of Business - Graduate: (212) 636-6111
  • Graduate School of Education: (212) 636-6406
  • School of Law: (212) 636-6875
  • Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education: (718) 817-4804
  • Graduate School of Social Service: (718) 817-4800