UA Hope-Texarkana Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and Referral Procedure
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at the University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana is created to provide a caring, confidential program of identification for incidents that are perceived as disruptive, threatening or violent and to respond to these incidents in a manner that is suitable for protecting the UACCH community and providing students with the greatest chance for success. The BIT Referral process is designed to enable faculty, staff and students to voluntarily report “red flag behaviors” that may raise concerns and incidents of misconduct at UA Hope-Texarkana. An incident, in this context, is an event that does not warrant immediate intervention but does warrant concern. In the event of an emergency that requires immediate intervention, call 911 or the campus police.
Anyone who has concern for the well-being or safety of a student or employee of the College community, or who has reason to believe that a student or employee may pose a direct threat to themselves or the College community, may refer a student or employee to the BIT for an individualized assessment. This includes staff, faculty, students and visitors. Although it is recommended that reporters identify themselves in the report, it may be submitted anonymously. An individual seeking to submit a concern about another is encouraged to discuss their concerns with the Campus Police or Vice Chancellor for Student Services (VCSS) prior to submitting the report; however, it is not required. Incident Report forms are available at www.uacch.edu, UA Hope-Texarkana Intranet and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Services. Forms may be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or they may be hand delivered to any BIT team member.