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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a resource that works to ensure our campus community is a safe place for teaching and learning to occur. The BIT is not a disciplinary board, but rather the central point of contact for reports of concerning behavior for the campus community to coordinate intervention services. Membership of the BIT includes:

Travis Loveday
Dean of Students and BIT Chairperson | 865-694-6415

Dr. Elizabeth Firestone
Director, Counseling Services | 865-694-6547

Fred Breiner
Chief of Police  | 865-539-7144

Kathy Byrd
Dean, English Department | 865-539-7327

Jeff Russell
Assistant Professor, English Department | 865-539-7358

The team analyzes and, when necessary, responds to reports of problematic or concerning behavior to determine the best mechanism for support, intervention, warning/notification and response. The team also identifies patterns of concerns for a student or group of students across all campuses.

You may contact the BIT and submit a report using the following methods: