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Behavioural Intervention Team

The St Lawrence College Behavioural Intervention Team is a group of campus professionals who collaborate on and respond to reports of concerning or disruptive behaviours on campus. The BIT is responsible for coordinating information, strategies, support and resources in order to assist individuals who may be in distress or are exhibiting behaviours of concern. The BIT encourages student health and well-being, and a safe campus environment overall.

  • The BIT is the central point of contact for reporting concerning behaviour on campus.
  • Provides consultation and support to faculty, staff, administration, and students in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviour.
  • Assesses threat/risk using a coordinated multidisciplinary approach.
  • Connects individuals with appropriate campus and/or community resources.
  • Facilitates follow-up.

The BIT team is a multidisciplinary group of professionals trained in threat assessment and behavioural intervention strategies. The team consists of:

  • Associate Director, Safety and Security
  • Associate Director, Workplace Relations
  • Campus Deans (Tri-Campus)
  • Risk, Contract, and Insurance Manager
  • Director of Wellness, Accessibility, and Student Success
  • Manager, Student Rights and Responsibilities

Trust your instinct, if you notice disturbing or disruptive behaviour on campus, let us know.

All information shared within the BIT will remain confidential to the greatest extent possible, subject to the college’s obligation to investigate, follow up, and involve key stakeholders.

If you believe that the individual is at risk of imminent harm to themselves or someone else, call 911 immediately.

You should contact the BIT if you notice the following behaviours of concern in someone within the SLC community:

  • Behaviours that regularly interfere with classroom environment and management.
  • Verbal or physical aggression.
  • Self-harm.
  • A significant change in appearance, mood and/or social functioning
  • Destruction of property.
  • Actions that potentially impact the safety of anyone in the SLC community.
  • Intoxication.
  • Inappropriate, strange, or unusual behaviours.
  • Written or verbal statements endorsing violence.
  • Written or verbal threats, direct or indirect, to self or others.
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts, suicidal gestures/behaviours.
  • Behaviour that violates the Student Code of Conduct

After you submit a report, you will receive a confirmation that the report was received.  You may also be contacted by a member of the BIT for more information, or with recommendations from the team.

Contact the team for issues that can't be easily defined as a student conduct violation (which is reported to Student Rights & Responsibilities staff – SRRO@sl.on.ca) or an emergency situation (which should be reported to the Police), or a perceived or present threat or imminent danger (which should be reported to Safety & Security).

The team operates prior to a student issue becoming a conduct issue and/or emergency situation. Note that counselling requires the student's participation. However, the team reviews the situation and determines which strategies to use and which college resources will be used to support the person of concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone within the campus community who feels that an individual is exhibiting behaviours of concern, can alert the Behavioural Intervention Team (BIT).

It is important to know that you are contacting us because you are concerned for an individual who you believe is in need of assistance. By alerting the BIT about the concerning behaviour, you are entrusting that information into the hands of individuals who are well positioned to develop a plan and provide the student with necessary assistance.

The only people with access to the information you provide are members of the BIT and in certain instances, college administration. The BIT only shares information on a strict need-to-know basis.

The BIT will try their best to address the situation as discreetly as possible. There is no guarantee that the individual will not be able to find out about your report. However, our main intention is to provide the necessary support for the individual and our efforts will be focused on doing that rather than to discuss how the information was provided.

Rest assured, The BIT works quickly to address all reports we receive.

If you are worried about your own behaviour, there are support services available to you. Contact the BIT for more information.

What steps can I take if I am still not sure how to respond to troubling student behaviour?

Student shows evidence of a dangerous action or evidence of an emergency situation to self and/or others.

Call 911

Student seems to present a threat to self/others and/or an imminent threat or danger is perceived.

Call Campus Security: x5555 and/or 911

Perceived student conduct violations.

Submit a Code of Conduct complaint via email to SRRO@sl.on.ca

 

Student in crisis situation needing care; e.g., expressing suicidal thoughts, emotional breakdown, family/work stressors, alcoholism, etc.

Contact Student Wellness and Accessibility x5504

Click here for a full list of Wellness resources

Student behaviors that do not pose an immediate threat but are a concern and could escalate if not addressed.

Complete the  BIT Report (doc).

If you are worried about your own behaviour, there are support services available to you. Contact the BIT for more information.

For questions about BIT:

Manager, Student Rights & Responsibilities
srro@sl.on.ca

Report a Concern

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The St Lawrence College (SLC) Behavioural Intervention Team (BIT) is made up of a group of caring individuals who work to ensure the campus is a safe place to live, study and work. The work of BIT is reliant upon reports from the college community about observed behaviours of concern. Therefore, the whole SLC community has a part to play in campus wellness and safety.

Make a Report

The top priority of the SLC Behavioural Intervention Team is the safety and well being of students, staff, faculty and the college community. We want to be notified of individuals on campus who are experiencing distress or jeopardizing campus safety. As a team we coordinate resources and facilitate a caring, restorative approach to best assist the individual of concern. You can make a report anonymously online or contact the BIT directly to voice your concern.

Concerned about someone?

Here’s what you can do:

1.If you believe that the individual is at risk of imminent harm to themselves or someone else, call 911 immediately.

2. In the absence of an emergency, please fill out this form.