Dean of Students

Behavior Intervention Team

The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is a multi-disciplinary group lead by the Dean of Students at St. Cloud State University that meets regularly to coordinate supportive interventions for students exhibiting behaviors that indicate distress, cause a disruption to the campus, and/or affect their wellbeing or that of the community. Members of the team determine the best course of action to support the student of concern and coordinate outreach to them and others in the affected community. The BIT also serves as a resource for staff and faculty by providing consultations and responding to referrals. 

The BIT strives to prevent the occurrence of crisis situations on and off campus and to maintain the welfare of the campus community through individualized support to identified students in need. 

The team also serves as a coordinating entity in responding to critical incidents that affect students, staff and the greater campus community.  When needed, a smaller group of individuals from the BIT (professional involvement is determined based on the nature of the incident) will assess the situation and coordinate an appropriate response.

The BIT team includes representatives from:

  • Division of Student Affairs
  • Public Safety
  • Residential Life Engagement Team
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (consultant)
  • Case Management (consultant)
  • Center for International Studies
  • Academic Affairs
  • Women’s Center/Gender Violence Prevention (consultant)
  • Office of Community Standards
  • Special Advisor to the President (advisory)
  • Medical Clinic (advisory)
  • University College
  • Strategic Enrollment Management

In an Emergency

The following are rare instances when a student’s behavior poses a threat of:

  • Danger and/or injury to self or others
  • Significant disruption of the educational process
  • Property destruction

In these cases, prompt action should be taken. Depending on your circumstances and level of concern you might:

  • Attempt to calm the student
  • Ask the student to leave your class or area
  • Dismiss your class and leave the area
  • If you perceive an imminent threat or need immediate assistance, call 911 for St. Cloud Police and call 320-308-3333 Public Safety

Identifying Students of Concern

Responding to and Assisting Students of Concern

Referring Students of Concern

Privacy Considerations

Referral Form for Student Support

As members of the Husky Community we support our students as whole people and sometimes that means helping them get connected to receive some additional help.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to use this form to refer students to the BIT team for help connecting to resources. You can use this form to refer students of concern for a variety of reasons, including (and not limited to):

  • Emotional distress
  • Grief and loss
  • Concerning Behaviors

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