Behavioral Intervention Team
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