Behaviour Issues

Behaviour issues

To help you understand what behaviour should be reported. Here are examples of behaviour and the steps you should take.

Scenario 1

Atypical behaviour

Lately you’ve noticed your roommate has been spending more and more time alone. Usually you talk together at the end of the day, but now your roommate won’t talk at all. Then one morning, your roommate can’t even get out of bed. When you ask why, your roommate talks about feeling hopeless and says there is no way out.

You should

Contact the CBCT to report it:


Scenario 2

Threatening behaviour

You have been receiving anonymous phone calls. When you answer, the person at the other end hangs up. Then you start getting anonymous yellow stickie notes left on your car. One day, a friend who works with you mentions seeing a fellow employee sitting outside your home the night before.

You should

Contact the CBCT to report it:


Scenario 3

Threatening behaviour

A student in your class is talking about weapons and how easy it would be to get one.

You should

Contact the CBCT to report it:


Scenario 4

Threatening behaviour

You are working on a project with someone who makes an off-handed comment about behaving in a violent way. It makes you feel uncomfortable, but you think it’s just a joke — until the next time that person makes another violent comment. You realize it’s a serious situation and you may feel afraid to be with the person.

You should

Contact the CBCT to report it:


Scenario 5

Dangerous behaviour

You notice someone walking across campus who seems strangely calm. Almost in a trance, the person is staring off into the distance — and then you see the person is carrying a weapon.

You should

  • Call 911 immediately
  • Get yourself to a safe place
  • If possible to do without drawing attention to yourself or others, alert those around you to move to safety

Scenario 6

Disruptive behaviour

That person behind you is disruptive during class and prevents everyone from concentrating.

You should

This kind of behaviour is addressed through the expectations the professor or instructor sets for behaviour in the classroom. It is also covered by the Code of Student Conduct.