Lower Columbia College's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a cross-campus team that meets on a regular basis to review and respond to reports of student behavior that may pose a threat of self-harm or a threat to the community.
The BIT's mission is to provide a safe environment for the campus community through collaboration, information collection, risk assessment, and intervention.
If you are an instructor and a student enrolled in your class is disruptive:
A student in distress may not be disruptive to others, but may exhibit behaviors which indicate something is wrong, show signs of emotional distress and indicate that assistance is needed. They may also be reluctant or unable to acknowledge a need for personal help. Behaviors may include:
Severely troubled or disruptive students exhibit behaviors that signify an obvious crisis and that necessitate emergency care. These problems are the easiest to identify. Examples include:
The Behavioral Intervention Team deals with issues that can't be easily defined as a student conduct violation, an emergency situation (which should be reported to Campus Security), or a perceived or present threat or imminent danger (which should be reported to the Longview Police Department and then to Campus Security).