The University’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is an inter-department group that is notified of problematic student behavior or warning signs of challenges with economic barriers, mental illness, physical health, or other stressors that could impact a student's academic success. The team assesses the nature of the notification and works with university resources to implement appropriate interventions.
The BIT will utilize the National Association for Behavioral Intervention Teams (NaBITA) Threat Assessment Model as well as additional resources to identify, assess, and intervene in response to problematic behavior affecting student success and the education and operational processes of the University.
BIT is composed of members of the university community which include:
- Dean of Student Services (Chair)
- Coordinator, Advisement and Academic Coaching Center for Empowering Student Success (AACCESS) (Vice-Chair)
- Coordinator, Student Life and Development
- Director of Residence Life
- Dean of Student Services Administrative Assistant
- Student Support Specialist
- Faculty Representative
- Equal Opportunity Liaison / Deputy Title IX Coordinator
- Deputy Compliance Officer
- Associate General Counsel
- Other University personnel necessary for student of concern
Additional individuals may be asked to participate in BIT meetings or provide information relevant to BIT discussions as needed.
What We Do
The BIT/Grizzly Care Team meets each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. during all academic semesters, and bi-weekly during the summer session. Critical Incident Response Meetings may be called to assist with Elevated or Critical situations.
The goal of the BIT/Grizzly Care Team is to provide a proactive and supportive resource for the identification, assessment, and intervention of problematic behavior that raises concerns within the University community.
Grizzly Care Line: 417-255-7255
If you are experiencing a crisis after hours or on weekends, please contact: 1-800-356-5395