Welcome To BIT
While countless resources exist to help students adjust to college life and the additional stress it may create, students may still find themselves at risk, without an awareness of these resources. One of the ways Texas Tech University is addressing these issues is through the work of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). In order to promote the safety and health of its students, the BIT addresses student behaviors that are disruptive and may include mental health and/or safety issues.
The BIT is designed to:
- Balance the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community
- Provide a structured, positive method for addressing student behaviors that impact both the student and the university community
- Manage each case individually
- Initiate appropriate intervention without resorting to punitive measures
- Eliminate “fragmented care”
Texas Tech cares about the health and safety of all members of the campus community. The BIT serves to apply a multidisciplinary approach to preventing individuals from harming themselves or others, and generally to assist students in need. It also provides students, faculty and staff with a tool and conduit for reporting disruptive, concerning, or unusual behavior so that students of concern can get the support they need and the safety and well-being of the campus community can be assured.