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Behavioral Intervention Team

With students facing high levels of stress in their lives, faculty and staff may encounter students whose behaviors are concerning, disruptive, or threatening towards themselves or others. In an effort to respond to the safety needs of the campus, the University Of Utah has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). 

What Does BIT Do?

BIT’s primary function is to help keep the university community safe and connect distressed students to support services. BIT seeks prevention rather than reaction to students in distress. In doing this, BIT:

  • Gathers and manages reported information from concerned faculty and staff
  • Assesses the level of threat a student’s behavior poses
  • Intervenes with students and connects them to support services
  • Provides faculty and staff with support and intervention resources
  • Makes referrals to the Dean of Students or Student Accountability
  • Disseminates relevant information to Campus Police

Who Is On The Team?

BIT is housed in the Office of the Dean of Students and consists of a team of professionals from several university units. BIT Leadership consists of an Assistant Dean of Students, Jolene Des Roches, and Case Managers, Allison Frost and Tevita Hola.

Other members of the Behavioral Intervention Team Include:

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Last Updated: 8/1/19