The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to improve communication on campus to better identify a person who maybe experiencing distress or crisis, allowing for needed intervention and support.

BIT members respond by assisting people in need of support to manage behavioral concerns. BIT provides early intervention which can keep concerns from escalating. The team works with people on campus and in the community to coordinate resources and provide referrals when appropriate. The BIT helps to sustain a supportive learning environment for students, as well as a safe environment for employees and visitors to our campus.

When to make a Report

If someone you know is...

  • experiencing a decline in work or academic performance
  • demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior
  • showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight
  • having problems at home, with classes or work
  • making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings or papers
  • sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts
  • abusing alcohol or drugs
  • isolating themselves socially
  • acting paranoid or suspicious
  • frequently angry or easily frustrated
  • struggling with health problems

These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a person is in distress or crisis.

Read a more complete listing of concerns to seek help here

How to Make a Report

BIT Reporting Form

Complete the online form, providing as much information as possible. Complete reports make it more likely that the Behavioral Intervention Team will be able to assist the person with their concern.

Anonymous Report

While anonymous reports are accepted, we strongly encourage you to provide your name and contact information.  Communication with the BIT is more effective in addressing the concerning behavior by clarifying any questions about the report and gathering additional information.   To allow the BIT to keep in contact with you regarding the concerns you are reporting, but preserve your privacy as the reporter, complete the contact information, and select the option to remain anonymous to the person you are sharing information about.  The BIT will not disclose your contact when working to resolve the behavioral concern reported.

Anonymous reporting that provides false or misleading information with intent to defame the character of another person may result in disciplinary action for students and employees, including dismissal from school and employment.

What does BIT Need to Know?

  • Student, faculty or staff member’s name and ID number (if known)
  • Brief factual description of the incident or behavior
  • Direct quotes whenever possible
  • Where and when the incident or behavior occurred
  • Names and contact information of witnesses
  • Your name, position and complete contact information
  • Include all emails or other information you have
  • Always save voice recordings, text messages and emails on the device that received them

What Happens After a Report is Made?

  1. You will receive confirmation that your report has been received if you provide your contact information
  2. Your report will be reviewed by BIT members
  3. BIT will determine the next course of action to take
  4. When appropriate, BIT will offer resources and support to the person experiencing the behavioral concern
  5. BIT members will monitor the situation to ensure that interventions have improved or resolved the concern

BIT Team

Dr. Shawn Derritt
Dean of Student Services

Linda Warner
LCPC, Director of Counseling & Advocacy

Renee Gregory
Student Success Advisor

Rob Roberson
Student Success Advisor

Alex Twitty
Learning Specialist, Student Accessibility and Support Services

Nicole Wilburn
Director of Resident Life

Marcia Irvine
Director of Pioneer Career Center

Sgt. Scott Bailie
KCKCC Police