Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Purpose of BIT
WITC is concerned about the care, welfare, safety and security of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and is committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn and teach, unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation and harm. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a team that flags and responds to students deemed to be at risk to themselves or others mentally and/or physically.
Scope of the BIT
- The BIT is a central clearinghouse to coordinate responses to student behaviors of concern from students, faculty and staff. When red flags are raised about specific student behavioral concerns, the BIT will follow up on these concerns.
- The Dean of Students leads and coordinates the BIT at each WITC campus. This team meets to review, document, and respond to student behavioral concerns.
- The BIT works to connect the dots for behaviorally at risk students but DOES NOT REPLACE other classroom management or disciplinary processes.
For all emergencies, call 911.
Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to report important but not life threatening student behavior concerns via the BIT Form.
- Behavior of students that disrupts the mission and/or learning environment of WITC students, faculty, staff, or community. For example:
- Student behavior that makes those around them feel significantly uncomfortable on some level such as persistent incivility, bizarre behavior, or other behavior concerns.
- Student behavior that makes it difficult for routine work or teaching to take place including high levels of irritable, unruly, argumentative, and frequent noncompliance with instructor /staff directives.
- Student behavior that demonstrates a pattern which could potentially threaten the health and well-being of those around him/her such as verbal threats and overly agitated, aggressive, and intimidating behaviors.
- Student email responses that seem to be off topic and cause significant concern or worry including, expressions of hate, comments regarding violence to self or others, and vulgar language.
- Concern for the well being of a student. Student behavior examples include:
- Extreme shifts of behavior, depression, and/or anxiety issues.
- Suicidal thoughts or expressions, self-mutilating behaviors, and alcohol or drug abuse concerns.
For assistance in addressing immediate concerns please contact the Counselor and/or Dean of Students at your campus location. For emergency situations call 911.