How To Refer a Student to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
To refer a student to the BIT, you can contact any of the BIT representatives with the name of the student and a brief narrative of their behavior. If you are concerned about a student please be prepared to explain your concern in detail with as much first hand and factual information as possible.
The BIT meets weekly throughout the academic year, and will review your referral at the next meeting. If a situation requires immediate attention, an emergency meeting of the BIT can be called. All the representatives will have the opportunity to investigate any other information available about the student prior to the meeting. Be assured that the BIT exists to care for our students, and the members will handle your referral in a professional manner in an effort to best meet the needs of the USM community and our students.
General Topics of Concern
Not all student behaviors warrant an immediate referral to the BIT. Click here for a list of general concerns that a student may present with and which necessitate a referral or a response. It is often appropriate to make a referral directly to the appropriate office rather than going through the BIT process, however, when in doubt contact a member of the BIT and they will serve as a guide. The team will evaluate the circumstances and determine the appropriate plan of action for the student.