Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The Terra State Community College Behavioral Intervention Team has been developed to assist students, faculty, and staff members at Terra State Community College. The overall goal of TSCC BIT is to promote a safe environment for all, and an environment that is focused on and enhances student learning and student development. This goal involves the collaboration of the entire college community in a proactive, prevention-minded approach to problematic behavior. It uses an early identification and response strategy to manage emerging situations with a focus on preventing escalation of concerning behaviors.
TSCC BIT Objective
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to serve five major functions for the College:
- Provide consultation and support to members of the College community in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
- Respond to reports, gather information to assess situations involving individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors; engage reported individuals in a process aimed at correcting the disturbing behavior.
- Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions.
- Connect individuals with needed campus and community resources.
- Monitor ongoing behavior of individuals who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.
What to Report
- Rudeness or insubordination
- Classroom disruption
- Drunkenness or under the influence of drugs
- Threating words of actions
- Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Flat affect
- Illegal activity
- Self-injurious behavior
- Social media postings that are direct and explicit
- Suicidal threats, gestures, ideation, or attempts
- Acts motivated by hatred or discrimination
- Paranoia or delusional behavior
- Intimate Partner Violence
What happens when you report an incident?
A report or question to the BIT activates a process of information gathering, assessment and intervention aimed at responding to the situation in a proactive, preventive and caring manner in order to restore a safe and positive learning environment. The information gathering and assessment process will determine the need for intervention and the choice of intervention strategies that may be applicable.
Ways to Report
All members of the College community are encouraged to contact the BIT with concerns about distressing, disturbing, or disruptive behavior that they observe.