BIT has developed a protocol to ensure that concerning student behavior, mental health issues or incidents are addressed consistently.*
[*Post assessment, any potential disciplinary sanction will be addressed.]
All employees should consider it their responsibility to report concerning behaviors for the safety and well-being of the student and campus community. **
- All reports should be made to BIT and if appropriate, the direct supervisor.
- Faculty/staff/students can reach BIT staff at 573-518-2262 during regular business hours. After hours, refer to the BIT link at Behavioral Concern Report. Emergencies should ALWAYS be reported to 573-631-2831 (public safety) or 911.
- When determining what is reportable, err on the side of over-reporting. Please refer to Identifying At-Risk Students for more information. While an isolated event may appear minor, other similar incidents occurring in close proximity may indicate a pattern of concerning behavior.
[ ** Reports from staff covered by confidentiality may be shared anonymously or confidentially, unless the report indicates a threat for which confidentiality may be breached (imminent threat to self or other identified individuals). Anonymously refers to omitting from the report the name of the person who holds the privilege (or the names of any other person about whom the reporter gains information via a confidential relationship). Confidentiality refers to the option for the reporting employee/student to withhold their identity from the report.]