Behavioral Intervention Team at Berkeley City College
The BIT was established at Berkeley City College to support students who are having behavioral challenges and/or emotional concerns that may impede their academic success on campus.
The BIT is a multidisciplinary team that intervenes using a holistic model of care. BIT consists of representatives from administration, instructional faculty, counseling, and SAS/DSPS services.
When a BIT receives reports of concerning behavior or misconduct the team conducts an investigation and determines the best mechanisms for support, direct intervention and mediation, warning/notification, and response. The team engages campus resources, and the resources of the community, and coordinates follow-up. The Members have been trained by NaBITa.
Need to make a referral? Please Complete the BIT referral form here BIT Referral Form
- Why would I refer a student to the BIT?
- If you have a student that is showing hostility and/or violence towards others, being disruptive or showing signs of emotional distress, please submit a referral to the BIT by clicking this link BIT Referral Form
- If I refer, can I have a student removed from class immediately?
- No. If you feel a student needs to be removed please contact the Dean of Student Services. The BIT does not make that determination. You can contact Dr. Martin De Mucha Flores via email.
- Will the student know that I reported them?
- Typically a BIT referral is not anonymous. If there is a concern about the student knowing please notify the BIT. The student does have a right to know who referred them.
- Once I make a BIT referral what should I expect?
- a. The BIT team will work in collaboration with the instructor in identifying concerns and possible solutions.
- b. The BIT meets weekly. The BIT does not meet during academic breaks including summer.
- How long will it take?
- Depends on the case. We will notify the person who made the referral once the referral is received and any pertinent updates.
- Will I be notified of the outcome?
- Some information may need to be kept confidential. You will be notified that your referral has been received and the case is being reviewed and addressed by the BIT.
- Do students get kicked out of school if referred to the BIT?
- If the BIT determines a referral to the Dean of Students is needed due to a violation of the AP5500 Code of Conduct and Due Process. If there is a violation the student may be subject to suspension or expulsion.
- Can a student refer another student to the BIT?
- Can a faculty member and/or a staff member be referred to the BIT by a student?
- No. If a student has a complaint about a faculty member’s behavior the student should go through the Student Concerns & Complaint Process.
- What can I do if a colleague is exhibiting behavioral issues in class or in relation to students?
- Please refer to the Employment-Related Complaints policy.