Purpose of Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Lincoln Land Community College is concerned about the care, welfare, and safety of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and we are committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn, and teach, unencumbered by concerning, alarming, and/or distressed behaviors.
The BIT process coordinates a response to a student behavior/s of concern. When reports of concerning behavior are made by students, staff or faculty, to the Behavior Intervention Team, the team will follow up on the reported concerns and respond appropriately.
The BIT is an interdisciplinary group with representation from the Counseling Office, Disability Services, Campus Police, and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The group meets regularly to assess and implement an intervention plan for students deemed to be at risk to themselves or others socially, mentally, and/or physically.
BIT balances the needs of "behaviorally at risk" students with the safety and security of the larger college community. BIT will act quickly to respond to reports; however, it is not always able to provide an immediate response to a concern. If an immediate response is needed the LLCC Police Department should be contacted.
The BIT process DOES NOT REPLACE faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or LLCC Police Department responses to incidents. It provides one more opportunity to report concerning, alarming and/or distressed behaviors.