Student Life

Behavioral Intervention Team (B.I.T.)

BIT Response

The SJU B.I.T may receive reports of a concerning student behavior from a variety of sources, including but not limited to:

  • On-line Behavioral Concern Report Form
  • Residence Life Staff
  • Public Safety Incident Report
  • SJU Faculty/Staff/Community Members
  • Invisible Safety Net (ISN) Committee

Following the report of a concerning student behavior, the SJU B.I.T. will initiate a response within 72 hours by:

  • Convening a meeting of the core BIT members
  • Gathering and reviewing all available information and documentation
  • Assessing level of risk
  • Determining appropriate course of action
  • Coordinating appropriate response and resources
  • Documenting follow-up and next steps

The B.I.T. has the authority to recommend a range of responses which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Separation from on campus housing.
  • Return to housing under specified condition that the student comply with the recommendations of The Office of Student Outreach & Support, CAPS or off-campus therapist or other appropriate conditions.
  • Summary Suspension or other temporary separation from the University
  • Required leave and/or facilitated voluntary leave of absence.
  • Deferred response with guides for monitoring the situation