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Student Behavioral Assessment Team

The purpose of the Student Behavioral Assessment Team (SBAT) is to proactively identify student behaviors of concern in order to provide a coordinated and planned approach to preventing, assessing, managing and resolving interpersonal and behavioral concerns and threats to the Life University community.

SBAT makes recommendations for treatment, disciplinary action and/or other responses to the Vice President of Student Services and other campus officials as appropriate, with the ultimate goal of promoting student health, safety and success within a thriving educational environment.


  • Provide a safe, physical environment for members of the LIFE community.
  • Provide a safe, emotional environment for members of the LIFE community.
  • Promote peace of mind for friends and family of the LIFE community.
  • Balance the individual needs of the student and those of the greater LIFE community.
  • Provide a structured, positive method of addressing student behaviors of concern which impact the LIFE community, including mental health and/or issues of physical and emotional safety.
  • Manage each case individually, discreetly and effectively.
  • Initiate appropriate intervention in an effort to overt the need for punitive measures.
  • Facilitate a coordinated response for students within and across relevant departments, as appropriate.
  • Balance the educational, physical and emotional needs of the student and the academic and philosophic missions of Life University.
  • Serve as a resource for students, faculty and staff regarding issues and needs pertaining to student behavior.

Assessment Team

Jennifer Valtos (Co-Chairperson), Executive Director of Student Services
Karlyn Edgar (Co-Chairperson), Adjunct Faculty
André L. Clanton, Director of Student Conduct
Dr. Lisa Rubin, Director Student Success Center
Robert Koker, Campus Safety Manager
Dr. Bernadette LavenderAssistant Dean of Clinics
Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Report a Concern

To report a student of concern, click here.