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Behavioral Intervention Team (OC-BIT)

What is a BIT?

A multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is meeting regularly to support its student population via an established protocol. The team tracks “red flags” over time, detecting patterns, trends, and disturbances in individual or group behavior. The team receives reports of disruptive, problematic or concerning behavior or misconduct (from co-workers, community members, friends, colleagues, etc), conducts an investigation, performs a threat assessment, and determines the best mechanisms for support, intervention, warning/notification and response. The team then deploys its resources and resources of the community and coordinates follow-up

Mission Statement

The mission of the Odessa College Behavior Intervention Team (OC-BIT) is to provide a proactive and supportive multidisciplinary team approach to prevention, assessment, and intervention of situations or individuals that may pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of the campus community.

Purpose

Odessa College cares about the health and safety of all members of our campus community. The purpose of the College’s Behavior Intervention Team is to apply a multidisciplinary approach to preventing individuals from harming themselves or others, and generally to assist persons in need. These persons include students of the Odessa College community who may pose a threat and or disruption to our campus community.

Team Members

  • Tramaine Rausaw, Director of Student Life (Chair)
  • Kristi Clemmer, Director of Student Success
  • Dr. Brad Miller, Chief of Police
  • Bradley Gwatney, Housing Coordinator
  • Becky Rivera-Weiss, Special Populations Outreach/Coordinator
  • Katherine Phillips, Student Success Coach

As Needed Members

Other college officials may be asked to serve on team in specific situations that warrant their knowledge, skill, and expertise on an as needed basis. The team may also consult with the Executive Director of Administration and the College’s general counsel as needed.

 
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