Anyone who feels a student’s behavior is concerning can make a BIT (Behavior Intervention Team) referral, including students, parents, faculty, staff and community members
If you feel there is an immediate threat, call ChSCC Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 423-697-4467. To make a referral, use the “Submit a Report” link on the Judicial Affairs home page. You will be asked for basic information about the student, how to contact you (in case the BIT Team has follow-up questions) and for a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral. You are the BIT Teams best resource because you may be familiar to the student. If you are comfortable doing so, tell the student that you are concerned and ask if he/she is ok. In many cases, students will indicate that he/she could use some help and you can refer them to a ChSCC counselor at 423/697-4421.
BIT Team members evaluate the information and make a decision about whether the student should be assessed /interviewed. Reporting, however, is the most critical step.
BIT Team provides students with confidential, respectful, proactive support, while offering resources and balancing the educational needs of students with the mission of ChSCC.
You do not have to make this determination. The most critical step is that you report the concerning behavior by filing a BIT Team report. If another campus resource is more appropriate, BIT Team will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.
NOTE: Never promise confidentiality to student(s) during initial referral.