Goals of the BIT:
- Maintain a safe environment for every student, faculty and staff member.
- Identify individuals who have exhibited concerning behavior, or who have threatened to commit acts of violence within the campus community.
- Ensure the safety of person(s) targeted for physical violence.
- Reduce incidences of concerning behavior and provide conflict resolution.
- Assess the risk posed by the overall circumstances of threats.
- Manage the case to reduce risk to students, faculty, staff, and the university as a whole.
- Document and maintain a record of actions taken to address concerning behavior.
- Monitor long-term behavioral patterns and trends of employees as a whole, the student body as a whole, and of individuals of concern.
- Empower a culture of reporting and educate members of the community on what to do when they face concerning behavior.
- The BIT will review situations involving a Campus Community Member who poses a potential risk of harm to self and/or other persons or property in the university community in accordance with policies stated in the Codes of Conduct.
- Consult with administration, faculty or staff and other individuals affected by the behaviors caused by the Campus Community Member.
- Coordinate the university response to a potentially violent or threatening, or significantly distressed Campus Community Member.
- Develop a specific strategy to address the threatening or disruptive, distressed, or dangerous behavior with regard to safety and rights of others and minimize the disruption to the university community.
- Make recommendations to university officials on appropriate action steps that are consistent with university policies and the Codes of Conduct, as well as federal, state and local laws.