Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

BIT Mission Statement

The Westchester Community College Behavioral Intervention Team (WCCBIT) mission is to provide a safe environment for the college community through coordinated analysis and risk assessment of student cases, collaboration across the campus, information collection, and intervention.

Objectives

  • Balance the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community
  • Provide a structured positive method for addressing student behaviors that impact the college community and may involve mental health and/or safety issues
  • Act in a proactive manner to assist students
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle all matters discreetly
  • Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff
  • Recommend interventions, sanctions or administrative removal

Members

Ruben Barato, Acting Director of Student Support Services

David Bowen, Assistant Director of Security

Brian Dolansky, Director of Security

Janice Gilroy, Health Service Coordinator

Michael Olivette, Dean of Natural and Health Sciences

Theresa Revans-Mcmenimon, Disabilities Counselor

Roxanne Santiago, Social Worker

Debra Santora, Social Worker

Paul Siegel, Professor Psychology

Ellen Zendman, Acting Director of Student Development

If you are concerned about a member of the College Community (Student, Staff or Faculty) and his or her behavior on campus, please report the behavior by filing an Incident Report.