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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.
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