Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Identifying, Assessing, and Reducing Threats
In the post Virginia Tech shooting era, colleges and universities around the country have become more diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to their campuses. More recently, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) requires all technical colleges to have a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). The Behavioral Intervention Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated, and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of all Athens Technical College students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Campus Members' Responsibilities
The mission of the College’s Behavioral Intervention Team is to provide a proactive and supportive multi-disciplinary team approach to prevention, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that may impact the safety and well-being of individuals or the college community. It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the College.
When there is an active or immediate risk of violence or harm to others, you should call 911 or Athens Technical College Public Safety at 706-355-5039.
How Do I Report a Concern?
Individuals may submit a report about a person of concern in a few different ways:
- Submit an email to BIT@athenstech.edu and provide as much information as possible about your concern.
- Faculty and Staff may complete the Report a Concern form found under the Academic Affairs Departmental intranet site.
- Speak directly with a BIT member at 706-355-5029.
Who Should Sumit a Report
All students, faculty, and staff members may submit a report if they have concerns that relate to behavioral issues.
For a list of behavioral issues, please view the chart on the Concerns and Complaints page. Note: Students, faculty, and staff should refer to the same chart.