University Behavioral Intervention Team (UBIT) provides a proactive and supportive approach in the identification and intervention of problematic behavior that raises concerns within the university.
To assist in the assessment and evaluation, data was collected to provide a basis for trend analysis. Data was collected in the following areas: (1) reporting sources, (2) nature of concern and (3) action taken.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, 31 students were referred to UBIT (a 41% increase from the previous year). Of the 31 students referred, 69% (22) were referred by staff and 31% (10) were referred by faculty.
Nature of concern
Of the 31 students referred, 68 % (21) of students exhibited unusual or concerning behavior, 13% (4) of students had a concern of suicidal ideation, 13% (4) of students had a health related concern, 3% (1) of students had a concern of attempted suicide, and 3% (1) had a concern identified as “other” (e.g. information report).
Of the 31 students referred to UBIT, 44% (17) of reports were referred to Counseling Services, 28% (11) of reports were referred to Dean of Students, 18% (7) of reports were referred to Student Housing, 8% (3) of reports were referred to “other” (e.g. hospital, community mental health agency, etc.), and 3% (1) of reports were referred to Department of Public Safety.