Lee College Behavioral Intervention Team: Creating a Community of Care
Overview / Mission
The Lee College Behavioral Intervention Team is committed to the well-being and safety of all members of the campus community. It has been developed to provide guidance for students, staff, and faculty members regarding how to seek assistance and report student behaviors of concern. In addition, it seeks to sustain a campus network in which the campus community can respond proactively to situations involving students of concern by connecting those students to essential support services. It is the intention of the BIT that the campus community work in a coordinated and collaborative fashion to address students of concern in a timely and consistent manner.
Behavioral Intervention Core Team
The Core Team, established in November 2016, consists of representation from student affairs, advising and counseling, disability services, faculty, and security. Since the beginning, the Team recognizes the importance for the college community to be aware and comfortable in the established processes with a goal to create a culture of reporting for the campus.
The Core Team meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters (and on a monthly basis in the summer) to discuss cases, and to review processes. Using a case management approach, the BIT reviews each situation, gathers information, makes an assessment, and recommends appropriate intervention strategies which may include connecting the student with campus and/or community resources or referral to a disciplinary action. There is also ongoing monitoring of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.
How to Report a Concern
It is the responsibility of individuals within the campus community to immediately report any concerning behaviors. Each report will be reviewed for appropriate action. There are two ways an individual can be referred to the BIT: