Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment
Behavioral monitoring and response are important parts of the
Student Conduct and
Safe Northeast programs. Responses may include consultation, teaching, prevention, developmental interventions and treatment referrals.
Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) Committee serves as Northeast State’s central point of contact for threat assessments but is not a punitive or disciplinary board. The focus is on
Behaviors of Concern and the determination of positive resolutions. [NeSCC Policy 03:05:15]
- Reviewing referrals from the
Report Behaviors of Concern online system
- Responding to reports of disruptive, problematic, or concerning behavior or misconduct
- Identifying behaviors of concern affecting an individual’s well-being, the well-being of others, or the welfare of campus
- Investigating student and employee behavioral issues
- Performing threat assessments
- Determining the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification and response
- Deploying College and community resources to students and employees experiencing behavioral issues
- Maintaining a system for tracking behavioral issues
BITA assessments do not replace or supersede any state or federal laws regarding public safety and law enforcement. The
National Behavioral Intervention Team Association’s (NaBITA) threat assessment tool is utilized to determine risk to the College Community. Through this threat assessment matrix, the College’s BITA team convenes to investigate reports, review data and determine next steps, including referrals to a
Care Team of College and community professionals.
The committee shall meet monthly and as additional needs arise. Members shall receive immediate notification of behaviors of concern through emails from the
Report Behaviors of Concern online system. The BITA Committee may discuss student issues and progress during meetings and through team correspondence. Confidential student information will only be released to college administration and law enforcement in the event of an emergency or threat.
The BITA Committee is chaired by the Vice
President for Institutional Excellence and Student Success and includes the following: Vice President for Academic Affairs or designee, Chief of Police, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Student Development, Deputy Chief of Police, Coordinator of Accessibility Services/Success Coach, Director of Accessibility, Counseling, and Testing Services, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance, and Director of Human Resources. A Licensed Professional Counselor provides consulting services. Additional professional consultants may be utilized when deemed necessary.