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Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment

Contacts, Locations, and Office Hours

Student Success

Campus: Blountville
Office: Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services
Room: C2110, General Studies Building
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Address: 2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.0229
Fax: 423.323.0215

Behavioral monitoring and response are important parts of the Student Conduct program. Responses may include consultation, teaching, prevention, developmental interventions and treatment referrals.

The Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (BITA) Committee serves as Northeast State’s central point of contact for threat assessments but is not a punitive or disciplinary board. The focus is on Behaviors of Concern and the determination of positive resolutions. [NeSCC Policy 03:05:15]

Committee Responsibilities

  • Reviewing referrals from the Report Behaviors of Concern online system
  • Responding to reports of disruptive, problematic, or concerning behavior or misconduct
  • Identifying behaviors of concern affecting an individual’s well-being, the well-being of others, or the welfare of campus
  • Investigating student and employee behavioral issues
  • Performing threat assessments
  • Determining the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification and response
  • Deploying College and community resources to students and employees experiencing behavioral issues
  • Maintaining a system for tracking behavioral issues

BITA assessments do not replace or supersede any state or federal laws regarding public safety and law enforcement. The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association’s (NaBITA) threat assessment tool is utilized to determine risk to the College Community. Through this threat assessment matrix, the College’s BITA team convenes to investigate reports, review data and determine next steps, including referrals to a Care Team of College and community professionals.

The committee shall meet monthly and as additional needs arise. Members shall receive immediate notification of behaviors of concern through emails from the Report Behaviors of Concern online system. The BITA Committee may discuss student issues and progress during meetings and through team correspondence. Confidential student information will only be released to college administration and law enforcement in the event of an emergency or threat.

The BITA Committee is chaired by the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services and includes the following: Vice President for Institutional Excellence & Student Success (Vice Chair), Assistant Director of Policy and Compliance, Chief of Police, Coordinator of Accessibility Services/Success Coach, Dean of Student Services/Counselor, Deputy Chief of Police, Director of Human Resources, and Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee). A Licensed Professional Counselor provides consulting services. Additional professional consultants may be utilized when deemed necessary.

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