The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team is to coordinate the support services of Kirtland Community College in order to assist persons who have reportedly displayed troublesome or concerning behaviors on campus to in increase student success and campus safety.
The purpose of a Behavior Intervention Team is to serve as a central network for the behavior situations which raise concerns for the safety of the students or others. The multidisciplinary team focuses on intervening in situations involving students who are experiencing distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behavior. Early and prescriptive intervention is the key to preventing the occurrence of a major crisis.
Responsibilities of BIT
The BIT functions with a focus first on safety and then on the prescriptive early intervention which hopefully will prevent an individual’s behavior from escalating and interfering with retention of the student and successful completion of coursework. Behaviors which breach the Student Code of Conduct are referred to the Dean of Student Services. The BIT acts in a proactive manner to assist students and will:
- maintain confidentiality and handle all matters discreetly.
- provide consultation and support to faculty and staff.
- connect students with needed resources.
- recommend interventions.
- monitor and review ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behaviors.
In cases where a person may pose immediate risk of harm to self or others, please contact Public Safety at ext. 355 or press “Security” on any main campus phone. Satellite campuses should CALL 911 to reach law enforcement.