The VA Tech tragedy reminded and compelled us to remain vigilant regarding the safety and mental health status of our students. To this end, Tarleton took a deliberate effort to review its processes and procedures pertaining to the identification and referral of students of concern (defined as students who may be at risk of harm to self or others). The result was the Assessment and Response Team (ART). ART is a team of university staff and faculty. ART was created so that anyone who is concerned about a student, can refer them quickly and efficiently. ART was created to provide a proactive and caring way to prevent tragedies like the one that occurred in Virginia Tech. Confidentiality is maintained by all members of the team. Please click here (ARTeam) for more information about ART and how to refer a student that you may be concerned about.