Behavioral Intervention Team
The Department of Campus Safety leads New York University’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), whose mission is to:
- Assess concerns an individual poses, or may reasonably pose
- Assess a potential threat of violence to self, others, or the University community
- Initiate an intervention designed to avert the threat if it exists
The purpose of the team is to respond appropriately to concerns expressed about behaviors exhibited by anyone - students, employees, tenants, visitors, and unaffiliated persons - before a critical incident so that the campus remains a safe and secure working and learning environment.
The BIT is a federal compliance requirement for higher education institutions as set forth in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).
The team is comprised of members from:
- the Department of Campus Safety
- the Office of Student Affairs
- the Office of the Provost
- Human Resources
- the Wellness Exchange
- Student Conduct and Community Standards
- the Office of General Counsel
- the Office of Equal Opportunity
How to Contact the BIT
You are encouraged to report any incident that is of concern to you.
To contact the BIT regarding a concern, please email email@example.com.
What Happens Next?
The BIT will acknowledge the receipt of any communications submitted through the firstname.lastname@example.org email alias. Please note that updates may not be able to be provided so as to maintain the privacy of individuals who are named in concerns.
The BIT is focused on offering strategies for mitigating emergent or crisis situations involving community members. The community member you refer to the BIT will be given the support and assistance they need by University and community resources. Depending upon the actions of the community member, and following a review of the information presented, appropriate University or community-based referrals may be required.