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The team will collect and investigate reported incidents of students exhibiting persistent or significant behavioral disturbances in order to recommend interventions and resources to address the needs of students aimed at helping students achieve success. The behavior intervention process is designed to provide members of the College community, who have concerns regarding a students' behavior, with an easily-accessible avenue to report these concerns. BIT is not meant to take the place of classroom management techniques and does not replace the student code of conduct process.
The incident report form is used to notify the behavior intervention team when a student is exhibiting concerning behavior that could escalate into harm to themselves or others in the campus community. After a report is submitted the team will investigate the situation and pursue appropriate intervention.
BIT uses a protocol to ensure that critical student behavior or mental health issues or incidents are addressed appropriately. When a referral is submitted through the BIT incident report online form, team members receive the report through campus email. For reports that require immediate intervention, the BIT convenes immediately to assess the situation and develop an appropriate response. Otherwise, the team evaluates non-emergency reports during regular meetings to develop the appropriate response to each person of concern. In some situations, the BIT will communicate with the reporter regarding steps to gain additional information to better assess certain situations.
Once a referral is made, and depending upon the situation, immediate action may be taken: