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The Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) is a multidisciplinary teams focused on early intervention for any student who has raised concerns and may be at risk of harming either themselves or others, or who pose a significant disruption to the living, learning or work environment. The teams receives and reviews reports of threats and other concerning student behavior for the purpose of developing a support plan that mitigates risk and promotes student well-being and success within existing University policies.

With students facing high levels of stress in their lives, faculty and staff may encounter students whose behaviors are concerning, disruptive, or threatening towards themselves or others. To respond to the safety needs of the campus, Reinhardt University has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) under the leadership of the Dean of Students.

BIT serves as the centralized body for discussion and coordinated action regarding disruptive, problematic, dangerous, threatening or concerning behavior that might impact the safety or well-being of a student and/or the campus community.

BIT responds to non-emergency concerns and uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students. The goal is to support students who may be in distress or whose behavior is of concern to others before it rises to a crisis level.

BIT is founded on the principles of early intervention, proactive engagement and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Reinhardt University students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Emergency Referral

If you or any other person is in immediate danger, call Public Safety (770-720-5911) or 911.

Non-Emergency Referral

Faculty/Staff Member

  • If you are a faculty or Staff member – Log into Eagle360 and then click on Send an Alert on top left side of the platform to share your concerns.

Student, Family or Other

  • If you are student, family member, etc. click here to share your concerns.

The BIT Mission

The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to promote the safety and well-being of the Reinhardt University community. BIT provides an institutional framework for information sharing and development of support plans for students of concern.

The BIT Responsibilities

Consultation and Assessment

  • The BIT meets weekly to consult on, assess, and triage referrals for students who display troubling or worrisome behaviors. This function includes the following:
  1. Gather and analyze information
  2. Assess needs of those impacted
  3. Determine and implement plans for individuals of concern, including both immediate and ongoing strategies
  4. Provide and make referrals for advice, support, and assistance.

Follow-up and Reporting

  • Staff follows up on referrals and reports outcomes to BIT and appropriate staff. The BIT generates an annual report that includes pertinent data about the types of cases and referrals made each academic year.

Case and Policy Review

  • The BIT reviews various cases, discusses policy and protocol implications, and makes recommendations to administrators.

Campus Training

  • The BIT develops and implements training material for faculty and staff.


What is BIT?


  • Outreach based on care and concern. Every effort is made to help the individual succeed in the classroom or workplace.
  • A confidential reporting resource available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day through the online reporting form.
  • A support for faculty, staff, and students experiencing concerning circumstances.

BIT Is Not:

  • The primary intervention strategy of BIT is the care and support for individual’s success and well-being. In circumstances where disruptive behavior may threaten the campus community, the student conduct process may be utilized.
  • Call 911 – If you feel that you or any other person is in immediate danger, call Public Safety (770-720-5911) or 911.

When should I refer a student to BIT?

You should refer to BIT when a student, faculty or staff member is exhibiting self-destructive or disruptive behaviors.

Different signs of distress could raise concerns. These may be behaviors that you observe or that are reported to you by students, faculty, staff, or visitors.

Examples of circumstances that would be appropriate for a referral and outreach may include, but are not limited to, instances where a student…

  • Writes about threats to harm themself or others.
  • Reports feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, isolated, or depressed.
  • Is going through family, relationship, or interpersonal problems.
  • Experiences grief due to the loss of a loved one.
  • Lacks a social support network.

What are indicators of distress?

Use the following examples to help you identify self-destructive and disruptive behaviors. Look for groupings, frequency, duration, and severity.



  • Marked changes in physical appearance (e.g., grooming or hygiene deterioration, weight loss/gain)
  • Obvious change in mental state and/or apparent intoxication
  • Excessive fatigue or sleeping in class
  • Observable signs of injury


Emotional or Psychological:

  • Direct or indirect comments about suicide
  • Articulating feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or shame
  • More withdrawn; avoiding social interactions


Safety Risk:

  • Implying or communicating threats to harm others
  • Verbally or physically displaying aggression towards others
  • Bullying / Intimidation
  • Stalking
  • Referring to having and/or using weapons

How do I identify behavior concern levels?

Mild/Moderate Behaviors

For mild to moderate behaviors of concern, please notify BIT as soon as possible.

  • Significant drop in academic performance
  • Preoccupation with death, suicide, or self-harm
  • Changes in mood and appearance
  • Displays paranoia or distrust
  • Isolates self
  • Alcohol & drug use/abuse


Elevated Behaviors

For elevated behaviors of concern, please notify BIT immediately.

  • Excessive or demanding use of faculty’s time and resources
  • Erratic or unusual behaviors
  • Sending intrusive emails/text messages
  • Intimidating or bullying behaviors towards others


Critical Behaviors

For critical behaviors of concern, notify the Reinhardt University Department of Public Safety at 770-720-5911. After speaking with police, please notify BIT. IF THE THREAT IS IMMEDIATE, DIAL 911 FOR POLICE RESPONSE.

  • Showing or brandishing a weapon
  • State intent to harm self or others
  • Overt threats to harm or kill someone
  • Physical or sexual assault on another individual
  • Interpersonal violence