Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a cross-functional committee of faculty, staff and administrators who assess reported student behavior of concern. In order to address the safety and security of the community, the BIT will develop plans for intervention that ensures the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution for both the student and the college.
Community members who wish to report a student of concern can do so by visiting www.sunywcc.edu/studentofconcernreport. Anonymous reports are accepted.
The BIT response to reports is designed for early identification and assessment of behavior that may pose a threat to others. While there is no single set of warning signs that will reliably predict harm or campus violence, the BIT conducts a comprehensive assessment to look for behavioral evidence that someone is planning or preparing to act out inappropriately or carry out some type of threat, and if appropriate, will intervene.
The committee is not a replacement for the Student Code of Conduct, for adjudicating misconduct, or a call to Security in the event of an emergency, in which community members should dial 914-606-6911 or x6911 from a campus phone.
The BIT will only be concerned with student behaviors that exhibit the potential for threats of harm to self, others, or the greater college community. These behaviors may occur on or off campus. Threats of harm shall include: (a) behaviors that attempt physical harm to any person or group (including self-harm); and (b) behavior that gives any person or group reasonable fear of physical harm to any person or group (including self-harm). The team will meet regularly for the purpose of discussing students that have been reported in one of the following manners:
- Online reporting through the BIT incident report
- Report/referral from a BIT member
- Referral from law enforcement
- Report/referral from any campus or community member
The BIT will attempt to distinguish between threatening and non‐threatening cases in order to ensure the safety of the distressed person and any others potentially involved. They will also make additional referrals outside of the BIT for non-threatening case resolutions.