Behaviors to Watch For
Violent behavior is often preceded by signs that indicate a person is not coping well. The following behaviors could indicate the potential for an individual to engage in violent behavior or self-harm. They may be behaviors that you observe or that are reported to you by coworkers, students, faculty, or TAs, etc. Call us at 425-352-SAFE (425-352-7233) if you are concerned about any of these:
- Reacting angrily or emotionally in a way that seems disproportionate to the situation.
- Making direct or veiled threats about harming or killing one’s self or others.
- Making unusual references to or being preoccupied with violent incidents that have made the news.
- Engaging in intimidating, belligerent, insubordinate, defiant, or challenging behavior.
- Being confrontational, angry, or behaving in an unpredictable, restless, or agitated manner.
- Having a history of violent, reckless, or antisocial behavior.
- Displaying an unusual or obsessive fondness or fascination with firearms.
- Blaming others for anything that goes wrong, with no sense of personal responsibility.
- Displaying a recent, marked job or academic performance decline and/or attendance problem.
- Displaying marked changes in personality, mood, or behavior.
- Withdrawing from friends and acquaintances.
- Crying excessively for what appears to be little or no reason.
- Exhibiting a decline in personal grooming.
- Crossing behavioral boundaries at work (e.g., excessive phone calls, personal emails, and/or visits).
- Engaging in substance abuse.
- Perceiving disgrace or loss of options due to failure, including failing in school.
- Experiencing serious stress in one’s personal life (e.g., financial, family, or marital problems).
Prohibited behaviors are behaviors the University does not tolerate—whether direct or through the use of University facilities, properties, or resources. Prohibited behaviors:
- are violent.
- threaten violence.
- harass or intimidate others.
- interfere with an individual’s legal rights of movement or expression.
- disrupt the workplace, our academic environment, or the University’s ability to provide service to the public.
Violent or threatening behavior can include physical acts, oral or written statements, harassing email messages, harassing telephone calls, gestures, and expressions or behaviors such as stalking.
SafeCampus is the central reporting office if you are concerned for yourself or a friend. We have trained specialists who will take your call, connect you with resources, and put safety measures in place to reduce the chances of violence occurring. We are available 24/7.
UWPD Victim Advocate
The Victim Advocate works with staff, faculty and students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The Victim Advocate meets with individuals to offer support and guide them through their rights, options, and resources.
UW Bothell CARE Team
- Submit an online CARE report https://uwb-advocate.symplicity.com/care_report/
The UW Bothell CARE Team is a confidential resource for the entire campus community when there are concerns about a student’s well-being. Our purpose is to provide proactive and supportive consultation, assessment, response, and education regarding students who may be at risk or in distress. The CARE team will respond within one business day.
UW Bothell Security and Campus Safety
- Emergency calls: 911
- Emergency line for security: 425-352-5222
- Non-emergency calls: 425-352-5359
Provides emergency response to violent incidents and direct threats of harm to persons or property. UW Bothell Security and Campus Safety also provides Crime Prevention services designed to assist in identifying problems and intervening to prevent violence.
UW Bothell Counseling Services (available to UW students)
UW Bothell Counseling Services provides confidential, short-term, personal counseling, free-of-charge, to currently-enrolled UW Bothell students. Students utilize counseling services for a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and adjustment issues.
UW CareLink (available to benefits-eligible faculty and staff)
- TTY/TDD: 877-334-0489
The UW CareLink program offers short-term confidential counseling services for faculty and staff at no cost. Master’s-level counselors are available to take your call, any time day or night.
UW Human Resources
Employees can contact your department’s assigned HR Consultant for assistance and advice on dealing with workplace behavior or performance concerns.