Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) FAQs

Who can make a BIT referral?
Anyone who feels a student’s behavior is concerning can make a BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team) referral, including students, parents, faculty, staff and community members.

What do I do if I know a student who may need to be referred to the BIT process?

  • If you feel there is an immediate threat, call SCC Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 636-922-8545.
  • To make a referral, use the "Student Concern/Incident Report" link on the BIT home page. You may also leave a message at 636-922-8111. You will be asked for basic information about the student, how to contact you (in case the BIT Committee has follow-up questions) and for a description of the incident or behaviors that prompted the referral.
  • You are BIT’s best resource because you may be familiar to the student. If you are comfortable doing so, tell the student that you are concerned and ask if he/she is ok. In many cases, students will indicate that he/she could use some help and you can refer them to the SCC mental health counselor at 636-922-8571.

What happens after I make the referral?
BIT team members evaluate the information and make a decision about whether the student should be assessed/interviewed. Reporting, however, is the most critical step.

What Happens to the Student in the BIT Process?

BIT provides students with confidential, respectful, proactive support, while offering resources and balancing the educational needs of students with the mission of SCC.

How do I know if a concerning behavior is a BIT issue, or is more appropriately handled by other campus resources?
You do not have to make this determination. The most critical step is that you report the concerning behavior by completing the Student Concern form. If another campus resource is more appropriate, BIT will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.

NOTE: Never promise confidentiality to student(s) during initial referral.