What Is Bit?
The UW-Waukesha Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been developed as a contact point for students, faculty, and staff when they recognize or become aware of a student whose actions or behaviors are causing concern. This contact is not designed as a disciplinary tool but rather to assist students who are experiencing difficulty and to ensure the safety of the campus community.
BIT places a high priority on balancing the individual’s right to privacy and the University’s duty to respond to individuals whose behavior is concerning and may be disruptive to the learning environment. BIT will assist the student by connecting them with support and resources and will provide proactive consultation to the campus as appropriate actions are taken. All information will be treated confidentially and all information will be reviewed timely with the primary objective to insure the interests and safety of the campus community.
What Should Be Reported to BIT?
If there is a behavior or situation of concern to you, or may put someone in our campus community at-risk for harm, then you should share it with a member of BIT.
Examples of Concerns that Should be Relayed to BIT
- Uncharacteristically poor performance in school
- Excessive absences
- Angry outbursts or tearfulness
- Inappropriate responses
- Strained interpersonal relations
- Substance abuse
- Isolating behavior, low self esteem
- Change in personal hygiene or dress
- Allusions to disruptive acts or violence
- Evidence of depression or stress
- Hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating
Behavioral Intervention Team Members
To make a report or contact a team member, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Pre-College and Diversity Center
Student Development Director
Academic Success Center Director
Amy Machgan (Walker)
Mental Health Counselor
Assistant Campus Dean for Student Affairs