Behavioral Intervention Team
To address student behavioral concerns:
Call 911 or Campus Police first in case of emergency
AND / OR
To promote the safety and well-being of our college community through education, communication, collaboration, and appropriate, timely intervention.
To identify, prioritize, track and monitor problematic student behaviors that are potentially harmful to self or others and take such action as deemed appropriate.
To help and support via educational, rather than punitive means, according to an established protocol and transparent procedures.
To work together to promote student and community success and development.
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) exists to address student behavioral concerns which are not consistent with the College’s mission. Valuable lessons have been learned from tragic events at other campuses. Too often important information about students has been kept in isolated areas and wasn’t connected until a tragedy struck.
The BIT serves as the centralized coordinating body for reports, discussion and action regarding students exhibiting behaviors of concern including, but not limited to: threats, aberrant or strange behavior, violent or perceived violent behavior, threats of suicide or violence against others, etc.
The BIT also makes recommendations as to whether the best option is for the student to continue at EAC. The BIT does not preempt any other EAC department in performing its duties in enforcing policies or practices or managing student situations. It is also the primary responsibility of the BIT to develop, review, and recommend College policies which address such situations and behavior.
The Eastern Arizona College Behavioral Intervention Team consists of a representative group from various departments on campus that includes: Assistant Dean of Counseling (chair), along with representatives from Campus Security, Office of Student Life, Residence Life, Judicial Affairs, Faculty, and the Counseling Department.
The Behavioral Intervention Team can be contacted in non-emergency situations at 928-428-8426.