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Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

If there is an emergency or imminent threat, contact 9-1-1 or University Police at 559.278.8400

Referral Form

Individuals can submit an ONLINE REFERRAL FORM or contact BIT Team chairs if they want to refer a university member of concern. 

Contact Team Chairs

Contact Team Chairs
Team/Group Name Contact Name Contact Department Contact Phone Contact Email

Threat Assessment & Risk Prediction (TARP)

James Watson, Chair

University Police Chief



Victim Advocate


Campus Assessment & Response Team (CARE)

Jamie Pontius-Hogan

Assistant Dean of Students


Campus Assessment & Response Team (CARE)

Dr. Malia Sherman

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services



Referral forms are reviewed daily (Monday-Friday). The BIT Teams will investigate the issue and make referral to the most appropriate BIT team(s) and determine appropriate interventions and/or resources, if any, are needed. The BIT team will follow up with the individual initiating the report to gather additional information.  If a situation demands immediate attention or happens overnight or during the weekend, please alert University Police by calling 559.278.8400.

Note: It is important to remember that in most situations the BIT Teams may not be able to provide detailed follow-up information to the reporting person. Information is shared on a need-to-know basis.

For Emergencies
Call 911 or Campus Police 559-278-8400

Rape Counseling Services (559) 222-7273

Marjaree Mason Center (559) 233-4357

National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

24 Hour Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255