B.I.T. Members

The Behavioral Intervention Team (B.I.T.)  is comprised of:

Others may be asked to attend as appropriate depending on the situation.

“Students, faculty, and staff will be more likely to receive the help that they need when university officials are working together to locate and coordinate resources and collaboratively protect the campus community.”

--Governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety 2007

The team accomplishes this by:
  • Meeting weekly and working on a consensus basis.
  • Serving as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in University community situations involving students experiencing extreme distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors.
  • Providing collaborative consultation and developing strategies to address concerns regarding students’ well-being or behavior that is potentially harmful to self and/or others or is disruptive or threatening. This may include specific actions for each situation and team members or other individuals who will follow-up on the identified policies.
  • Regularly assessing disruptive or at-risk behaviors at the University and surrounding community and recommending actions in accordance with existing University policies.
  • Developing proactive approaches and educational means to inform the campus community of appropriate and acceptable behaviors.
  • Provides guidance and training to faculty and staff on how to address at-risk behaviors they may encounter. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contact any member of the Behavioral Intervention Team to share information if they feel outreach or follow up may be of assistance to a student.

For more information regarding the Behavior Intervention Team, please contact Thomas Pedersen, Assistant Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities at (715)425-4555.