Behavioral Intervention Team


Your voice can make the difference. 

What you see matters to us. Be a difference-maker and help protect our university community by speaking up when you notice something out of the ordinary. Learn more about our Behavioral Intervention Team below and discover how you can partner with us to promote safety on campus. 



The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) exists to promote the safety and well-being of the university community. We review "red-flag" behaviors over time and identify patterns, trends, and disturbances in individual behavior. 


Why would I contact BIT?

It may not seem like a big deal, at first. One day, someone you know seems to be in a bad mood. A few days later, they still don't appear completely okay. You spot them lashing out at someone or see them having an emotional outburst. They rarely hang out with their friends anymore and look to be developing odd habits. You overhear a few of their conversations, which seem increasingly depressive and bleak. They appear to have lost their hope. The Office of Community Life is dedicated to coming alongside all of our students during crisis moments while ensuring our entire university community remains safe and secure. 

Feel free to submit a report if you notice someone exhibiting anything similar to the behaviors listed below. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a safe and secure learning environment. 


What's a "red-flag" behavior?

Examples of "red-flag" behavior may include, but are not limited to:

  • Threats to others

  • Disruptive behaviors (e.g., in the classroom, off-campus)

  • Indirect or direct threats in writings or verbalizations

  • Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness

  • Notable change in behavior or appearance

  • Overly aggressive behavior toward others

  • Self-injurious behaviors

  • Low frustration tolerance

  • Overreaction to circumstances

  • Appearance of being overly nervous, tense or fearful

  • Abnormal or disturbing behaviors

  • Projects or papers that convey clear intentions to harm self or others

  • Paranoia or delusions

  • Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness

  • Excessive class absenteeism

  • Uncharacteristic poor academic performance

  • Substance abuse



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