BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION TEAM
Call 911 if there is an imminent threat to anyone’s person safety or an emergency in progress.
The behavior intervention team (BIT) provides interventions and assistance to students who are exhibiting concerning behaviors, both to support students and assist faculty/staff.
Collect and investigate reported incidents of students exhibiting persistent or significant behavioral disturbances in order to recommend interventions and resources, to address the needs of students and help students achieve success. The behavior intervention process is also designed to provide members of the College community, who have concerns regarding students’ behavior, with an easily-accessible avenue to report these concerns.
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a team that meets regularly to serve five major functions for the campus:
- Act in a proactive manner to assist students,
- Maintain confidentiality and handle all matters discreetly,
- Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff,
- Connect students with needed resources, and
- Recommend interventions or sanctions.
The BIT process does not replace faculty classroom management, student code of conduct process, and/or public safety responses to incidents.
Behaviors of Concern
Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Behavioral Intervention Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.
Types of Behavior to Report
- Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior, especially if it is getting worse or not changing after instructor attempts to intervene
- Showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight
- Making disturbing comments in conversation, e-mail, letters, social media postings or papers
- Sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts
- Acting paranoid or suspicious
- Frequently angry or easily frustrated