Behavioral Intervention Teams


The mission of Case Western Reserve University’s Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) is to promote the safety and well-being of the CWRU community. The undergraduate and graduate/professional BITs provide an institutional framework for information sharing and development of support plans for students of concern.

Potential behaviors of concern will be identified and addressed through education of campus constituents so they are able to identify and communicate to the proper authorities in a timely manner.


The Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) are multidisciplinary teams focused on early intervention for any student who has raised concerns and may be at risk of harming either themselves or others, or who pose a significant disruption to the living, learning or work environment. The teams receive and review reports of threats and other concerning student behavior for the purpose of developing a support plan that mitigates risk and promotes student well-being and success within existing University policies.

Team Responsibilities

  • Receive, review and maintain a record of information about concerns regarding student behavior that is potentially harmful and/or disruptive to the University community
  • Perform initial assessment of risk and develop a proactive support plan, within existing University policies, to mitigate risk and promote student well-being and success. Provide follow-up and assessment of the determined support plan.
  • Make recommendations for action and share information with University faculty, staff and others, as appropriate, to assist with managing potentially harmful or disruptive behavior
  • Educate the University community on the Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) process and how to identify and report student behaviors of concern
  • Identify University policy and procedural issues and recommend changes to appropriate entities
  • Review Behavioral Intervention Teams (BIT) procedures and protocols, and assess team effectiveness and compliance with University policies

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Membership

Undergraduate BIT

Dean of Students (Chair), Athletics, Disability Resources, Financial Aid, First Year Experience & Family Programs, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Greek Life, International Student Resources & Engagement, LGBT Center, Office of Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Public Safety, Undergraduate Advising Support, University Health & Counseling Services, University Registrar

Graduate/Professional BIT

Dean of Students (Chair), Disability Resources, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Graduate Student Life, International Student Resources & Engagement, LGBT Center, Office of Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, Police & Security, School of Graduate Studies, University Health & Counseling Services, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Law, School of Medicine, Weatherhead School of Management