Clarkson College Behavioral Intervention Team (Policy SW-24)

The goal of the Clarkson College Behavioral Intervention Team is to enable the College to intervene early and provide support and behavioral response to students displaying varying levels of disruptive, distressed, and disturbed behaviors. The Clarkson College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), after consulting appropriate resources both internally and externally, will have the authority to take appropriate actions for the safety of the College community. Actions may include, but are not limited to, required educational workshops, required counseling/treatment, temporary suspension, and expulsion. Any required outside treatment would be at the expense of the student.

Procedure:

  • Any member of the College community may provide information regarding student behavior to their department director, in the absence of the director; the information should go to the appropriate Vice President. Members of the College community also may provide information via the online BIT Referral Form. Search “Referral Form for BIT” on the College website.
  • The team will collect pertinent information from as many sources as possible. If immediate action is needed, either the Vice President of Operations or the Vice President of Academic Affairs will intervene as needed; in an emergency, 911 will be called as appropriate. 
  • The team will evaluate the information and serve as a liaison to obtain community resources to address the student issues.
  • The team will provide feedback to the department director regarding actions taken.
  • The department director should provide feedback to appropriate faculty/staff involved.

Membership of the team will consist of the Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Academic Affairs, two faculty members, the college counselor, and other College personnel as deemed necessary. Faculty members and other College personnel chosen for membership shall have a background in counseling or other areas of mental health, drug and alcohol, wellness, or other closely related field.