Behavioral Intervention TeamMission
Three Rivers College's Behavioral Intervention Team, "BIT" is to provide a comprehensive evaluation and response to identify students whose behavior is of concern in order to support student success and to assist in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the students and members of the Three Rivers College community.
The BIT is to coordinate with Three Rivers College's resources to address the needs of students who are experiencing significant behavioral disturbances. The BIT process is also designed to provide members of the college community, who have concerns regarding students' behavior, with an easily-accessible avenue to report these concerns. Upon a receipt of information or referral or, the BIT will, recommend options to the student, toward the ultimate goal of student health, safety, success, and retention.
The goals of the BIT are to (1) Proactive outreach through educational programming, (2) Improve students welfare by providing access through appropriate services.
Complete BIT protocol can be downloaded here: BIT Protocol (PDF)
Who can make a BIT referral?
Anyone can, anyone that feels a student's behavior is concerning can make a BIT referral, including students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members.
What do I do if I know a student who may need to be referred to the BIT process?
Please contact the Three Rivers Dean of Student Services at 573-840-9669, or fill out the online referral form.
What happens after I make a referral?
BIT members evaluate the information on an individual case and make a decision about whether the student should be assessed or interviewed. You must always remember, reporting is the most critical step.
What happens to the student during the BIT process?
BIT will provide students with confidential and proactive support, while offering resources and balancing the educational needs of students.
How do I know if a concerning behavior is a BIT issue, or may it be more appropriately handled by other college resources?
Remember the most critical step is that you report the concerning behavior by contacting the Three Rivers Dean of Student Services at 573-840-9669 or filling out the online report form.
What Behaviors Should I Report?
Three Rivers College employees and students are to report ALL incidents of student behavior that are unusual or alarming to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). See the online report form to report an incident.
The following are the types of behaviors that should be reported to the BIT:
- Classroom disruption
- Drunkenness in the classroom
- Threatening words or actions
- Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Observed self-injury (cutting, burning, etc.)
- Threatening online postings on any social media.
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Relationship violence
- Hazing or Bullying
- Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
- Suicidal actions (i.e., threats, gestures, and attempts)