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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) provides a coordinated process for identifying and responding to students who may be at risk of harming themselves or others, or who may reasonably pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community.

Share a concern with BIT

Concerns can be shared via phone or through the online reporting form: Online Reporting Form

To share a concern via phone, please call 305-348-3396.

If you see or experience any type of violent behavior or behavior which requires immediate attention, contact the FIU Police Department at 305-348-5911.

What happens after reporting?

Once BIT members receive information about a student of concern, the response process will likely include the following:

  • Respond to the report as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours
  • Contact the reporter to learn more about the concern
  • Identify and review information regarding the student of concern
  • Collect available information
  • Refer the student to appropriate resources for support
  • Talk with the student of concern as appropriate
  • Develop specific intervention/prevention strategies
  • Facilitate meetings with FIU faculty and/or staff regarding the situation, as needed
  • Follow up with reporter and student after the concern is first addressed

BIT Mission

For the safety and well-being of the campus community, it is the BIT's mission to:

  • Use a multidisciplinary team to review, identify and develop specific intervention/prevention strategies
  • Analyze information, discern patterns, and follow up as appropriate
  • Provide education and training to faculty, staff, and students on how to identify and address concerning behaviors that may need further assessment or response

Other resources

Community programs and services

  • Switchboard 211: Switchboard 211 is a free, 24-hour human services helpline that provides free telephone crisis counseling, crisis intervention and information and referrals that assist families and youth cope with their most pressing issues.
  • Broward 2-1-1: Broward 2-1-1 provides a 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services for individuals in the community seeking crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County.
  • United Way of Miami-Dade: The United Way connects local social services and charitable organizations that support health, education and financial stability.