Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is tasked with reviewing students and incidents of concern.

 

Offices represented on BIT include:

  • Dean of Students
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Services
  • Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Provost's Office
  • Athletics
  • Residential Life
  • Campus Police

 Signs of Distress

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Self-harm
  • Inappropriate responses
  • Overly emotional
  • Unusual flat affect
  • Extreme procrastination
  • Excessive absences
  • Avoiding/dominating discussions
  • Multiple extension requests
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Dramatic weight gain or loss
  • Withdrawn
  • Dependent
  • Difficulty getting along with peers
  • Complaints from other students
  • Poor behavior

 What We Do

Provide support for students who may be displaying concerning behavior. The team gathers information to recommend strategies to intervene in the behavior(s) and connect the student to appropriate resources, both on and off campus. 

 When to Refer a Student

If you feel concerned about a student's wellbeing, the welfare of other students or staff/faculty, or they do not seem receptive to your assistance, please refer the student to BIT here

You should also refer a student to the BIT if they are having issues outside your role or if the problems are persistent or unresolved.

 Common Sources of Distress

  • Relationship problems
  • Family problems
  • Grief and loss
  • Loneliness
  • Illness or injury
  • Career indecision
  • Low self-esteem
  • Financial problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Drug/Alcohol abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • New mental or physical diagnosis
  • Identity disorders
  • Divorce of parents