Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) was established with the mandate to identify, assess, and monitor employees displaying moderate to extreme levels of distress, disruption, and/or behavioral dysregulation, including homicidal, suicidal, assaultive, or self-injurious threats, and to implement timely interventions that protect the welfare of the individual and the safety of the college community. Its primary goal is to provide threat assessments and early intervention before a crisis arises.

Key Functions of the BIT

  • Increase the identification of employees whose behaviors are distressed, disruptive, and/or dysregulated by developing a culture of reporting on campus.
  • Discuss/assess situations brought to its attention by any campus community member seeking guidance on disruptive and/or concerning behaviors that might lead to aggression or self-harm.
  • Centralize the process of collecting and assessing “red flags” raised by employee behavior and documented by different sources within the University.
  • Develop a coordinated plan to help employees in crisis, mitigate risk, facilitate early intervention, and protect and maintain campus safety.
  • Coordinate follow-up with the employee to ensure that recommended services, support, and resources are deployed effectively.

BIT Members

BIT is composed of the following individuals from diverse areas within the University:

  • Dean of Students
  • Talent Management & Human Resources
  • Police Chief
  • Police Detective Lieutenants
  • Social Worker
  • Equal Opportunity Office

BIT may seek assistance and input from other campus community members to provide additional information, expertise, or resources in case reviews, as required. Additional ad hoc members may include representatives from all college departments as required in specific student situations.