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Tufts University Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM) Program

Tragic events across the country in recent years have highlighted the dangers posed by violence on college and university campuses. On October 7th, 2013, Tufts University President Anthony Monaco wrote to the university community about important, proactive efforts to ensure the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In his message, the President issued the following violence free university policy statement:

Tufts is committed to maintaining an environment in which individuals are safe to learn, work, and live. In support of this commitment, we affirm that Tufts will not tolerate violence or threats of violence anywhere on its campuses or in connection with university-sponsored programs.

In support of the President's policy statement, Tufts has established the Tufts Threat Assessment and Management (TTAM) program to identify, evaluate and address potentially threatening situations affecting members of the Tufts community. Recognizing and reporting early signs of a potentially dangerous situation are crucial to preventing violence and enhance the university’s ability to provide assistance to community members who may be in distress.

We encourage all members of the university community to use this additional safety resource to learn how to recognize potential threats and the multiple ways to safely and if you so choose, to confidentially, report concerns.

In an Emergency

 

  1. Get to a safe place
  2. Call University Police at (617) 627-6911 or x66911 from a campus phone
  3. Tell police your location, the phone number you're calling from, the nature of the emergency, and who is involved
  4. Safely notify others who might be in danger

 

 

Non-Emergencies

If you become aware of a situation that you believe may pose a threat to the safety of the community or one of its members, we encourage you to either

  1. Call the University Police by phone
  2. Email the TTAM team
  3. Make a report online via TIPS or EthicsPoint (may be anonymous)
  4. Consult with a TTAM team member