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Behavioral Intervention Team

The University of New Haven is committed to maintaining a healthy, safe and secure campus environment, free of intimidation and harm.  The University Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) serves as a centralized point for referrals of students or community members of concern.

Mission Statement

The BIT is a multidisciplinary proactive campus threat assessment and behavioral intervention team committed to improving the overall safety of the campus. This is accomplished through a coordinated, objective approach to prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that pose, or may reasonably pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community.

 

Core Functions:

  • Educate and inform the campus community on how to recognize, report and effectively address concerning behaviors.
  • Recommend actions to appropriate campus constituents for the management of concerning situations and behaviors with the goal of finding a resolution before the concern escalates to a higher level.
  • Receive and assess information regarding concerning student or community behaviors.
  • Develop a resolution that is in the best interests of the individual(s) and University.
  • Continue to follow up on the case as needed.

 

The BIT:

  • Reviews information from faculty, staff, students and/or community members.
  • Conducts an investigation to determine an appropriate response.
  • Balances the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community.
  • Provides a structured method for addressing student behaviors that impact the university community.
  • Designs a coordinated response to individual needs.
  • Centralizes the collection and assessment of concerning student behaviors.
  • Coordinates follow-up actions as needed.

 

BIT Members come from the following areas:

  • Dean of Students, Chair
  • Campus Access Services 
  • Campus Police
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Health Services
  • Office of Residential Life
  • Office of Risk Management
  • Student Conduct
  • UNH Faculty