Team Purpose

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a multi-disciplinary group that seeks to:

  • Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors; 
  • Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary actions;
  • Connect students with needed campus and community resources, and coordinate follow-up to ensure that support was deployed effectively;
  • Centralize collection of concerning student behaviors. ‘Connect the dots’ of disparate problematic actions involving one student that may be known to various faculty, staff, and administrators;
  • Evaluate ongoing behaviors of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.

What to Report?

  • Behaviors or threats (direct or implied) that may entail risk of harm to self or others, including but not limited to: self-injurious behavior/suicidal thoughts or attempts, aggression toward others, bullying, stalking, and hazing.
  • Erratic behavior (including online activities), that disrupt the mission and/or normal proceedings of students, faculty, staff, or community, including but not limited to:  weapons on campus, significant inappropriate disruption to the community, disturbing electronic media postings, inappropriate behavior in which safety is compromised.
  • Belief that an individual’s emotional well-being is deteriorating or at significant risk.
  • Substance abuse or a mental health concern resulting in the need for medical intervention, including transportation to the hospital.

How to Report?

If you are concerned about a student or observe disruptive behavior, please submit a report to Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) by:
 
1) Completing an on-line report, click BIT Online Report
 
2) Contacting the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students at 810-762-5728

In cases of emergency, reporters must contact DPS 810-762-3333. The BIT plays a secondary role in all emergency situations and should be contacted only after making contact with emergency response personnel.

Core Team Members

  • Kathryn Bylenga,  Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards (BIT Chair)
  • Tracy Falardeau Curtright, Disability Services Coordinator, Disability and Accessibility Support Services
  • Jeff Fray, Detective Sergeant, Department of Public Safety
  • Ray Hall, Director, Department of Public Safety
  • Martha Matlock, Associate Director, Residential Life
  • Dr. Tamara McKay, Director, Counseling, Accessibility, and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Helen Phinisee, HR Generalist Senior, University Human Resources
  • Kirstie Stroble, Institutional Equity Specialist, University Human Resources
  • Dr. Julie Snyder, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students