What is a Crisis?

Identifying Crisis Situations

To determine a crisis situation, note if the incident:

  • involves a threat of serious injury or potential danger to someone
  • poses a threat of serious disruption
  • involves potential legal liability
  • has other unique features which make the incident volatile

Examples of Crisis Situations

  • serious injury
  • sudden death of student, staff or faculty member
  • physical violence or threat of physical violence
  • traumatic event
  • threats