Campus behavioral intervention / threat assessment team (CBITAT) | Southwestern Illinois College

The Campus Behavioral Intervention/Threat Assessment Team or (CBITAT) is a team that responds to reports from the campus community about concerning, disruptive or threatening behaviors.  This team meets regularly to assist in intervening with individuals who display behaviors that interfere with daily operations.  Priority is given to assessing and addressing these behaviors before they reach more critical levels.

Southwestern Illinois College acknowledges the responsibility to be diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. To support this institutional priority, SWIC officials expect and encourage students and employees to demonstrate a reasonable concern for their own welfare and the welfare of others.

In the event that the College is presented with a report identifying immediate, concerning or disruptive behaviors demonstrated by a student or an employee, the CBITAT team will immediately be activated.

GOALS

The CBITAT team goals are to:

  • Incorporate a formalized protocol of explicit engagement techniques and strategies for identifying, responding, resolving, and monitoring concerning or disruptive behavior and incidents.
  • Facilitate a comprehensive reporting culture within the institution, supported by accessible data collection software.
  • Integrate campus and community resources such as emergency operations plans, emergency response procedures, and Crisis Intervention Stress Debriefing Team protocols.
  • Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff and administration in assisting students and employees who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
  • Gather information to assess situations involving students and employees who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
  • Evaluate appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions.
  • Connect students and employees with needed campus and community resources.
  • Monitor ongoing behavior of students and employees who have displayed concerning or disruptive behavior.

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?

“If you see something, say something.”

Your job is to report behavior that may be harmful to yourself or others. Warning signs can manifest themselves in many forms: one-on-one settings, group interaction, public behavior, letters, emails, blogs, websites, social networking sites, photos, phone calls or text messages.

College employees should report any behavior that may be cause for concern and report it directly using the online report form.

Do not ignore or downplay direct or indirect threats from any person, as they could escalate into serious incidents later on. To prevent the escalation of such incidents, every member of the campus community should learn to recognize and report behavior that is disruptive, intimidating or could potentially lead to violence.

  • Behavioral Incident Report Form

    The Behavioral Incident Report is the document used to provide a standardized method for reporting all non-emergency Red Flag Behaviors of students or employees. This report will be reviewed to determine appropriate action and entered into a secure electronic tracking system to document patterns of disruptive or concerning behavior. In accordance with Southwestern Illinois College Board Policies, information provided in the Behavioral Incident Report may be considered in determining appropriate disciplinary action with students or employees.

    EMERGENCIES

    Faculty, staff and students have a responsibility to report any situation that is disruptive or concerning to the overall campus environment. For EMERGENCIES or incidents that involve criminal behaviors, contact Public Safety at ext. 5555 or dial 911.

    or

    DIAL 911

  • REPORTER INFORMATION

    Please enter as much information as possible; the more information provided, the better informed College officials are in coordinating a response. Incomplete information may hamper College officials’ ability to follow-up and determine an appropriate course of action.
  • While anonymous reports are allowed, we strongly encourage you to provide your name and contact information so that we have the ability to follow up with you as needed. We greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us maintain a safe college environment.

    If you prefer to submit an anonymous or written report, please download the Behavioral Incident Report Form and mail it to Staci Oliver, Chief Student and Community Development Officer at 2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville, IL 62221.