While interacting with persons in the university, employees or students may become aware of situations in which a member of the university community displays behavior that may be intimidating, threatening or of concern to others. The university has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to receive reports of such behavior and respond appropriately.
The overall goal of BIT is to promote a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff focused on student learning and student development.
The mission of BIT is to provide a proactive and supportive approach in prevention and intervention of problematic behavior that raises concerns within the university community.
Roles of BIT
- Support students, faculty, and staff through a caring identification system.
- Aims to prevent, preclude and abort violations of the student code of conduct and harmful behaviors.
- Receives reports, anonymous and direct, regarding potentially violent and concerning behaviors.
- Collects and evaluates information about student behavior and coping challenges.
- Assists and advises the Dean of Students with determining appropriate interventions, referrals, and strategies.
- May recommend involuntary withdrawal.
- Works independently of and is not directly connected to the UALR student disciplinary and university threat assessment processes.
BIT is composed of core members of the university community which include:
- Assistant Dean of Students
- Chief Judicial Officer
- Chief of Police
- Director of Counseling Services
- Director of Housing
- Director of Health Services
- Consulting Psychiatrist
- Vice Provost for Student Affairs or designee
Additional university members may be included.
- BIT will utilize the National Association for Behavioral Intervention Teams (NaBITA) Threat Assessment Model, as well as instituted governance and state statues.
BIT, to the extent possible, will ensure confidentiality for those providing such information. UBIT may receive reports from but not limited to:
- UALR Faculty/Staff/Community Member
- On-Line UBIT Report Form
- Housing Staff
- Public Safety Incident Report
- Outside Referral
1. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL CAMPUS POLICE 501-916-3400 OR 911.
2. Communicate immediately by:
a. University Behavioral Intervention Team (UBIT) Report Form;
b. Office of the Dean of Students at 501-916-3328 or visit DSC Suite 215
Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm; or
c. after hours at 501-916-3400.
3. Case manager will forward information to UBIT.
4.UBIT will initiate appropriate action.
Concerned For A Student?
To refer a student behavior (non-emergency) to UBIT, please fill out the UBIT Report Form.