Behavior Intervention Team
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, especially after hours or on weekends, call 911 or Campus Security (2424) if appropriate.
Purpose of the Behavior Intervention Team
Because of growing national trends on college campuses of mental health issues and the increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to high-risk behaviors, Bryn Athyn College created the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT). In order to promote the safety and health of its students, the BIT addresses student behaviors that are disruptive and may point to mental health and/or safety issues. A plan is in place to engage and to coordinate the resources of the College to intervene and provide necessary supports. A BIT referral will likely occur if a student demonstrates one or more of the behaviors below, which include, but are not limited to:
- Self-injurious behavior
- Talk of suicide or suicidal action
- Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal proceedings of College students, faculty, staff, or community members
- Threats of a weapon/violence on campus, significant inappropriate disruption to community, potential for safety being compromised
- Hospital transport for alcohol or drug use/abuse
The Behavior Intervention Team consists of a group of qualified and dedicated BAC professionals whose mission is to:
- Balance the individual needs of the student with those of the greater campus community
- Provide a structured, positive method for addressing student behaviors that impact the College community and may involve mental health and/or safety issues
- Manage each case individually
- Initiate appropriate intervention without resorting to punitive measures
- Eliminate “fragmented care”
Why Be Concerned?
As the eyes and ears of our community, it is everyone’s responsibility to take action and assist those students who show any type of behavior that could threaten their own safety or the well-being of the College community. We all play a vital role in ensuring safety. The BIT strongly encourages you to utilize its referral services to continue to assist our students and to ensure the well-being of our community.
Please know that the success of this process hinges on community commitment to reporting concerns.
Thank you for reviewing the Behavior Intervention Team site. If you have any further questions or have comments, please contact Suzanne Nelson, Acting Dean of Students, at email@example.com