BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION TEAM (BIT)
The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) supports the rights of students to receive equality of educational opportunities while fostering an environment that promotes education, research, service, cultural diversity and the growth and safety of all members of the university community. ULM utilizes the appropriateness of the Behavioral Intervention Team and procedures to support the health and wellness of the university student community, in the event of a student who may be seriously interfering with this objective because of a mental or emotional condition.
The Behavioral Intervention Team’s (BIT) mission is to provide a safe environment for the campus community through collaboration, information collection, risk assessment, and intervention. The Behavioral Intervention Team meets to review and respond to reports of student behavior that may pose a threat of self-harm or a threat to the community. BIT seeks to provide crisis intervention and prevention services. The committee may impose guidelines or a plan of action to monitor and assist the student for a specified period and / or for the duration of enrollment. This committee has developed a supportive process for identifying, referring for treatment, and monitoring students who may be suffering from impairment resulting from drug or alcohol use or other disabling psychiatric or physical conditions.
The Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA) Office will appoint and maintain the committee member’s names.
The Behavioral Intervention Team will consist of the following members:
a. Representative from the ULM Student Health Services (when available);
b. The Director of ULM Counseling Center or designee;
c. The Director of ULM Student Success Center or designee;
d. Two (2) health professionals from the ULM faculty or staff; and
e. Dean of Students (non-voting)
For more information about the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) policy and procedures, go online to: https://webservices.ulm.edu/policies/.