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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

Dr. Elizabeth Firestone
Director, Counseling Services

Fred Breiner
Director, Safety and Security

Kathy Byrd
Dean, English Department

Jeff Russell
Assistant Professor, English Department