Behavioral Intervention Team (Procedure 1.2010)

Authority:F.S. 1001.64; 1001.65
Date Adopted:04/19
Date of Review:04/19; 08/23
Related Policy:8.010


The Behavioral Intervention Team is committed to promoting safety via a proactive, multidisciplinary, coordinated, and objective approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of the situations that pose, or may pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of our campus community.


  1. Responsibilities
    1. Engage in proactive and collaborative approaches to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behaviors, and to assist students in seeking appropriate resources
    2. Discuss and quantify at-risk student, faculty, and staff behavior, through the utilization of a researched based rubric to better inform interventions and follow-up with the individuals of concern and community.
    3. Identify risks to the safety, security, and welfare of students and employees.
    4. Gather data and information, perform a comprehensive analysis of the threat, and collaboratively develop and implement an intervention plan. 
    5. Collaboratively analyze concerning behaviors and apply current college policies in correct succession.
    6. Provide recommendations to the College concerning the safety, security, and well-being of employees and students.
    7. Develop proactive strategies that assist students with the mitigation of behaviors associated with mental health challenges.
    8. Recognize, share, and discuss current behavioral patterns and trends of students, faculty, and staff, that the BIT deems as concerning. 
    9. Provide training, awareness, and education to the campus community on issues pertaining to the safety, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
    10. Provide recommendations to the Executive Team that would benefit the holistic well-being of all members of the college community.
    11. Topics which the Behavioral Intervention Team will review include but are not limited to the following: psychological cases, conduct cases, alcohol/drug violations, threatening and intimidating behaviors, Title IX and sexual assault cases.
  2. Membership on this team shall consist of the following:
    1. Associate Vice President, Organizational Culture & Strategy/Title IX 
    2. Associate Vice President, School of Arts and Sciences
    3. Associate Vice President of Student Services
    4. Director, Advising and Counseling
    5. Director, Campus Safety and Security
    6. Director, Disability Support Services
    7. Director, Employee Engagement
    8. Manager, Risk Assessment and Compliance
    9. A Psychology Faculty Member, or a Faculty Counselor
  3. The Associate Vice President of Student Services will serve as chair.
  4. The chair shall forward the team’s recommendations to the Vice President of Student Affairs. 
  5. This team shall convene on an as needed basis.
  6. The members of this team will operate in accordance with all college policies and procedures.
Recommended by:Executive Team/CACDate08/22/2023
Signed by:President, Georgia L. LorenzDate08/30/2023