The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is a multi-disciplinary group that seeks to: Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
Following the report of a concerning student behavior, the UC BIT will initiate a response in a timely manner by:
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is in place to respond to concerning behavior that may involve threats to the safety or security of an individual or the campus community. What is concerning behavior? Self-injurious behavior / suicide ideation or attempt.
What do I do if I know someone who may need to be referred? If you feel there is an immediate threat, call Campus Security at 304-357-4857 or 911. Campus Security will respond as appropriate and contact the BIT as part of this response.
How do I know if it is a BIT issue or if is more appropriately handled by other campus resources? You do not have to make this determination; the BIT committee will do it for you. The most important step is that you report the concerning behavior.
What happens after the referral is made? Different situations require different levels of response. An immediate, potentially severe threat would result in the immediate implementation of the Crisis Management Plan and action by the Dean of Students, Director of Counseling and Outreach Services, and the Chief of Security.
Possible outcomes for students referred include but are not limited to: Upon consideration of mitigating factors and in consultation with the appropriate offices, the student is informed of campus services available, and no other action is deemed necessary.
What about confidentiality? Do not promise confidentiality when entrusted with personal information by someone confiding in you, rather stress to the individual that you will consult those university officials that are in the best position to assist him or her.