About Us

Student Assessment Team (SAT)

SCC created a Student Assessment Team (SAT) to assist in promoting a safe teaching and learning environment.

The SAT team is charged with:
1) Prevention of inappropriate student behaviors, and
2) Providing early intervention for students exhibiting concerning behaviors.

The SAT team is a cross-functional group composed of faculty and staff who have education, training and experience in assessing and offering behavioral interventions.

The SAT team supports a safe campus through a structured CARE (Climate, Assessment, Resources, Education) model. The team monitors the campus climate through faculty, staff and student conversations; assesses concerning behavioral reports through the uses of the NABITA Threat Assessment Tool; provides healthy behavior resources to students, faculty and staff; and provides educational training to faculty and staff to support healthy classroom behaviors.  

SAT team membership:
SAT team membership image

Resources for students:
SCC student concerns portal (to report concerning behavior)

Southwestern Community College Counselor: Peter Buck
phone: 828.339.4243 or email: pbuck[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Blue Ridge Health - 828-477-4334 or BRCHS.com

Meridian Health Services (Counseling): 828.631.3973
After hours: 828.226.4818

Mobile Crisis Hotline: 888-315-2880

REACH of Macon County (also serving Jackson County): 828.586.8969

Sheriff's Departments:
Jackson County: 828.586.8901
Macon County: 828.349-2104
Swain County: 828.488.0159

Vet to Vet Program, Tom Baker: 828.508.5522

Western North Carolina Legal Services: 828.586.8931

WIA Youth Program (ages 18-21) 
Jackson and Macon County - 828.369.9534
Swain County - 828.488.2149

Resources for faculty/staff:
SCC student concerns portal (to report concerning behavior)

SCC Policy 6.03.06; Student Conduct Review