Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a cross-functional group that is responsible for assessing reports of troubling behavior on the part of students, faculty, or staff, and implementing interventions that are in the best interest of the university and the individual.
Mission Statement: The mission of BIT is to provide a proactive and supportive team approach to prevention, assessment and intervention of situations or individuals that may pose a threat to the safety and well being of the University community.
Goals of BIT
- Offer a centralized location to collect and assess concerning behaviors in order to “connect the dots” and provide holistic support and intervention.
- Utilize a formalized protocol of instructions for communication, coordination, and intervention.
- Review information from faculty, staff, students, and/or community members; conduct investigation to determine appropriate response.
- Intervene early. Provide support and response to individuals or groups displaying varying levels of disruptive, disturbed, or distressed behaviors.
- Coordinate follow-up. Ensure that services, support, and resources are deployed effectively.
- Provide educational programs to better inform the campus community on the resources, interventions, and services available to support campus well being.
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