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Mission, Purpose, Responsibilities

Mission:

To initiate the coordination of North Lake College’s support services to assist students who have reportedly displayed troublesome or disturbing behaviors on campus.

Purpose:

The BIT will serve as a central network focused on preventive and timely intervention before crisis arises. The BIT is a resource for NLC faculty, staff, and students by which they can report student behaviors of concern. Examples of such instances include, but are not limited to: behavior which appears to be dangerous or threatening to oneself or others; troubling behavior; angry, hostile, or abusive behavior; or other behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive. In some cases there may be no violation of the North Lake College Student Code of Conduct, but the behavior may evoke alarm or concern among involved persons.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive and gather information about behavior which appears to be dangerous or threatening to oneself or others; troubling behavior; angry, hostile, or abusive behavior; or other behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive involving students.
  • Develop specific strategies to manage potentially harmful or disruptive behavior with regard to safety and rights of others and in order to minimize the disruption to the college community.
  • Make recommendations to college officials on appropriate action(s) consistent with college policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate the college response to potentially harmful/disruptive situations.
  • Develop and disseminate informational materials focused on identification and prevention of disruptive behavior.
  • BIT is not a crisis response team but acts in a proactive manner to assist students once identified and acts to prevent violence on campus.