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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a tool to assist in providing a safe academic environment for faculty, staff and students. Representing a cross section of college departments, the BIT is not punitive and is not a disciplinary board but rather serves as the central point of contact for threat assessments. The team responds to reports of disruptive, problematic or concerning behavior or misconduct; conducts an investigation; performs a threat assessment; and determines the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification and response. The team then deploys college resources and resources of the community and coordinates follow-up. The team also identifies patterns of concerns for a student or group of students across all campuses.

You may contact the BIT by the following methods:

Or contact one of the following members individually:

Mary Bledsoe
Dean of Students and BIT Chairperson
mcbledsoe@pstcc.edu
865-694-6415

Dr. Elizabeth Firestone
Director, Counseling Services
eefirestone@pstcc.edu
865-694-6547

Fred Breiner
Director, Safety and Security
fjbreiner@pstcc.edu
865-539-7144

Kathy Byrd
Dean, English Department
kbyrd@pstcc.edu
865-539-7327

Jeff Russell
Instructor, Transitional Studies Department
jarussell2@pstcc.edu
865-539-7358