Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) - Creating a Community of Care
The BIT is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated, and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of the ASU community. The team meets regularly to review reports and case files regarding behaviors of students that can be concerning, disruptive, or threatening- behaviors that potentially impede their own or others ability to function successfully or safely. The BIT coordinates ASU resources to address the needs of students by recommending collaborative and purposeful interventions aimed at helping students achieve success. The BIT process is also designed to provide members of the University community with an easily accessible avenue to report concerning behaviors. BIT is not meant to take the place of standard classroom management techniques utilized by faculty. BIT centralizes the reporting of concerning student behavior and encourages early intervention.
How does BIT work?
Using a case management approach, the BIT reviews each situation, gathers information, makes an assessment, and recommends appropriate intervention strategies which may include connecting the student with campus and/or community resources or referral to a disciplinary action. Confidentially of reports and processes are maintained as needed.
Possible concerning behaviors to report
- Depressed mood/lethargy
- Hyperactivity or rapid speech
- Unexplained crying, irritability, changes in attendance or participation, decreased ability to concentrate
- Changes in personal hygiene, dress or appetite
- Strange or bizarre behavior indicating loss of contact with reality
- Talking or writing about suicide or homicide
- Highly disruptive behavior (hostility, aggression, or violence)
What do I do if I notice concerning behaviors?
If you notice concerning behaviors, please file a report using the link at the top of the page. You can also call the Office of the Dean of Students at 325-942-2047 if you have questions about the behaviors or about filing a report. If the student shows evidence of a dangerous action or evidence of an emergency situation to self and/or others, call the University Police Department at 325-942-2071.
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is composed of staff and faculty and serves to provide appropriate referrals to help students achieve academic success while also paying special attention to the safety and security needs of members of the ASU community.