Student Campus Behavioral Intervention / Threat Assessment Team (S-CBITAT) | Southwestern Illinois College

Identifying Red Flag Behaviors in Students

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff and students to report Red Flag behaviors. Red Flag Behaviors may fall into two categories: (1) Immediate and (2) Concerning or Disruptive.

IMMEDIATE
assistance

Below are examples of student behaviors that indicate the need for IMMEDIATE assistance:

  • Carrying or displaying a weapon.
  • Acts or threats of harm (verbal or written) to other individuals or property.
  • Suicidal thoughts, statements, gestures, threats or attempts.
  • Self-mutilating behaviors such as cutting or burning.
  • Intimidating behaviors, including inappropriate touching, harassment or stalking.
  • Loss of contact with reality such as hearing or seeing things that are not present.
  • Change in ability to speak and/or disorientation to time and place.
  • Disruptive behavior such as yelling or screaming uncontrollably, aggression or hostility.
  • Anxiety resulting in disruption to the environment.
  • Any words or conduct, such as intense anger, that cause fear for safety.

WHAT TO DO when IMMEDIATE assistance is needed:  Call Public Safety at ext. 5555 or dial 911.  After the emergency situation has been handled, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT. Upon receipt of the report, appropriate follow-up will be initiated by the CBITAT team.   

CONCERNING or
DISRUPTIVE behaviors

Below are examples of CONCERNING or DISRUPTIVE behaviors that may negatively impact the overall environment and may make it uncomfortable for others: 

  • Inability or lack of willingness to comply with directives from SWIC personnel.
  • Unwillingness to change behavior after it has been addressed.
  • Persistent and unreasonable demands for time and attention.
  • Excessive talking or monopolizing discussions.
  • Frequent or high levels of irritable, unruly, abrasive, aggressive or argumentative behavior.
  • Behavior that interferes with daily operations throughout the campus.
  • Sudden and unusual changes in behavior.
  • Lack of respect for personal space and boundaries.

WHAT TO DO when CONCERNING OR DISRUPTIVE behaviors occur:  If the concerning ordisruptive behavior rises to a level of immediate concern, contact Public Safety at ext. 5555 or dial 911.  After the emergency situation has been handled, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT.

For non-immediate concerns, complete a BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT REPORT. Upon receipt of the report, appropriate follow-up will be initiated by the CBITAT team.

  • 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.

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    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.