Behavioral Intervention Team

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team, engages in proactive and collaborative approaches to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with students, faculty, and staff.  The BIT evaluates and if appropriate responds to reports of concern regarding student behavior, publicizes current policy, and encourages early interventions.  The BIT is not meant to take the place of standard classroom management techniques utilized by faculty. Implementation of this team does not alter any existing discipline policies.

Goals of BIT

  • Review information from faculty, staff, students, and/or community members; conduct investigation to determine appropriate response.
  • Intervene early. Provide support and response to students displaying varying levels of disruptive, disturbed, or distressed behaviors.
  • Centralize collection and assessment of concerning student behaviors. Address problematic student behavior which may be known to various staff, faculty and administrators.
  • Coordinate follow-up. Ensure that services, support, and resources are deployed effectively.
  • Utilize a formalized protocol of instructions for communication, coordination, and intervention.
  • Balance FERPA, HIPAA, and counselor privilege with the College’s need-to-know and emergency communication needs.
  • Coordinate actions:  psychological assessment, adjudication of conduct issues, disability services, hospitalization, and/or medical leave/withdrawal, as needed.

Other Resources


Dr. Michael Butcaris

Prof. Gary Capobianco
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Prof. William Grodman
Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences,
Interim Coordinator for Human Services

Wendy Mendes
Counselor in Counseling Services Dept.

Cathy Miller
Director of Counseling Academic Counseling Center