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 team's mission is to provide a safe environment for the campus community through
collaboration, information collection, risk assessment, and intervention.
Please Make a Report if you observe or experience harassment, discrimination, bias, misconduct or threatening
If you are an instructor and a student enrolled in your class is disruptive:
What are some signs a student may be in distress?
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
What are warning signs of disruptive student behavior?
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:
How is the BIT team different?
The BIT 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).
See Getting the Right Help in this handbook for more information.
Use the Make a Report form to report incidents of concerning or threatening behavior.