Berkeley College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The Berkeley College Behavioral Intervention Team (“BIT”) is committed to improving campus safety and security by proactively and collaboratively identifying, assessing, and managing student situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the College community or any of its members. With a multidisciplinary approach, the BIT provides a centralized and coordinated assessment and intervention process to identify and aid students displaying troubling or disruptive behaviors, prior to the onset of crisis, in an effort to promote a safer campus community.
While interacting with students across the College, individuals may be faced with situations in which a student is highly disruptive or displays behavior that may appear threatening to self or others. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) was established to:
- Provide consultation, education, and support to faculty, staff, and associates in assisting students who display highly disconcerting or unusual behaviors
- Gather information to assess situations involving students who display highly disconcerting or disruptive behaviors
- Recommend appropriate intervention strategies before a crisis occurs
- Connect students with need-based campus and community resources
- Monitor ongoing behavior of students who have displayed highly disruptive or disconcerting behavior
The Behavioral Intervention Team is not an emergency response team. If there is an immediate threat to a student or to the Berkeley College community, or if there is a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911.
Please be aware that phones and e-mail addresses for BIT and campus student support services personnel are monitored during College business hours only. If you are calling about an immediate medical, safety, or mental health emergency, please call 911 first.