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Promoting Safety and Well-being

The Duquesne University Campus Community Risk Team (CCRT) is a multi-disciplinary team comprised of individuals from Academic Affairs, Residence Life, Campus Police, Student Conduct, Campus Ministry, Risk Management, and Legal Affairs. The team receives reports from members of the campus community that an individual poses, or may pose, a threat to the campus community, or any member of the campus community, and then makes an individualized assessment to determine what, if any, action to take to remove and/or mitigate the threat, either for some period of time, or indefinitely.


To educate others on recognizing behavior that may be aggressive, disruptive, or dangerous, and the risks associated with such behavior.

To provide methods for improving threat assessment and communication related to concerning behavior, reporting options, response protocols, and general team functions.

To implement a structured and effective system and process that provide team planning regarding all functions of the team, including but not limited to Duquesne community education, awareness and outreach, incident response and threat analysis, violence de-escalation practices, and program evaluation.

To assess overall program efforts and outcomes in order to improve results if needed in meeting the CCRT's goals.

To effectively manage all incidents referred to the CCRT in accordance with University policies.

*Adapted from Pennsylvania State University
Approved 2.09.2016

If you have an emergency, call Duquesne University Police - Department of Public Safety at 412.396.2677.