Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The BIT is dedicated to the prevention, identification, assessment, and intervention of student behaviors and situations that pose a significant risk to the living/learning environment, and the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community.

Emergency or Potential Threat

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The Colorado School of Mines’ Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for the members of the campus community. Distressed and disruptive behavior usually includes a change in a person’s performance, appearance, or emotional state and may be symptomatic of a person’s ability to manage personal or emotional difficulties. The BIT will intervene to address and manage increasingly concerning patterns of behavior(s) to support the student while balancing the safety and well-being of the campus community.

Members of the University community should inform the BIT of any student exhibiting behavior(s) that are concerning, causing significant disruption, and/or pose a significant risk of harm by submitting a Student Outreach & Support (SOS) referral.

You can help us in these efforts by keeping a watchful eye out for things happening in our campus community. Information on tools and techniques for helping, identifying concerning behaviors, and ways to report incidents can be found on the SOS website.  Each member of the Mines community is encouraged to review the resources and make the choice to provide assistance to those in need or contact those at Mines who are trained to help whenever a situation arises.

Mines Red Folder

Click here to view a resource for helping Orediggers in distress.

Student Outreach & Support

Click here to learn more about SOS and submitting referrals.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The BIT at the Colorado School of Mines is a multi-disciplinary campus committee that includes representation from across the campus community. The BIT takes a supportive and collaborative approach to the identification, prevention, and assessment of disruptive behaviors and situations that may pose a risk of harm to self or the larger campus community.

Co-chairs: Director of SOS, Director of Community Standards

Dean of Students

Director of Public Safety

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Dean of Graduate Studies

CASA Leadership

Residence Life Leadership

Director of Disability Support Services

Director of Counseling Center

Director of Health Services

International Student Support Services Leadership

Office of General Counsel

Assistant Vice President of Student Life/SL Leadership

Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX

Consult: Student Life Engagement Leadership (NEST, MEP, SAIL)

If you have questions regarding BIT, please feel free to contact either the Director of Student Outreach & Support or the Director of Community Standards:

Ayla Engelhart, Director, Student Outreach & Support

Sam Ralston, Director, Community Standards