College Campus Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) promote student, faculty and staff success and campus safety by facilitating the identification and support of individuals who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of possible troubled, discipline or violent behavior. CCM BIT then determines if any intervention is needed, and monitors the intervention.
The Behavioral Intervention Team is not an emergency response team. If there is an immediate threat to a student or the County College of Morris community, or if there is a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911.
The primary catalyst for creating a BIT team is to provide a mechanism for improved coordination and communication across the college system when a distressed person or disturbing behavior has the potential to threaten the well-being and safety of a college community.
Reasons to be concerned
There are many reasons why a community member may stand out to you as potentially needing some assistance. They may be any of the physical, emotional or academic signs listed below or simply an uneasy feeling that something may not be right. You can provide information on a student through the SINT, connecting with the Dean of Students Office, or filling a Confidential Witness Report form (located on the Public Safety website); for concerns regarding faculty or staff, contact Human Resources.
- Falls asleep in class or other inopportune times
- A dramatic change in energy level
- Worrisome changes in hygiene or personal appearance
- Noticeable alcohol intoxication
- Noticeable cuts, bruises and burns
- Inappropriate emotional outbursts
- Expressions of hopelessness, fear or worthlessness; themes of suicide, death and dying in papers/projects
- Direct statements indicating distress, family problems or other difficulties
- Peer concern about a fellow student
- Deterioration in quality/quantity of work
- A negative change in classroom or research performance
- Missed assignments or exams
- Repeated absences from class meetings
- Student sends frequent, lengthy â€śrantingâ€ť or threatening emails
- Continual seeking of special provisions
The BIT will acknowledge the receipt of any communication submitted through the Confidential Witness Report. Please note that updates may not be able to be provided to maintain the privacy of individuals who are named in concerns.
BIT will respond to all referrals in a sensitive manner and assess the situation with particular attention to the community memberâ€™s wellbeing. BIT will design an appropriate plan to respond, depending on the nature of the situation. After the assessment, BIT will make a determination that takes into consideration the community memberâ€™s best interests as well as the best interest of the college community.