Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a threat assessment team formed to assess behavior or at-risk students.  The team determines intervention strategies and provides professional support for those students while maintaining a safe campus community.

The team determines intervention strategies and provides professional support for those students while maintaining a safe campus community.  The team also provides ways to support and train faculty and staff as a way to prevent/mitigate difficult situations that can arise on campus.


Minimum - Emotionally Frustrated - Person is frustrated that his/her needs are not being met by a member of the College community.  Person inappropriately acts out to get attention.

Moderate - Aggressive - Person is highly agitated and creates a disruption causing the faculty or staff member to become uncomfortable with a person's aggressive nature.

Potential Threat - Overly Aggressive/Potential Harm to Others - Person creates an atmosphere where potential danger is present, i.e. verbally abusive, yelling, grabbing at a staff or faculty member, or blocking an entrance or exit.

Immediate Threat - Harm to Others (Call 911) - Person gives an overt threat to do physical harm to faculty, staff and/or students, i.e. use of a weapon, phone calls, written correspondence, or through the use of social media.

Potential Suicidal - CALL 911 - Suicidal behavior is any injurious behavior which is self-inflicted and by which a student intends to kill himself or herself.  A suicide threat is any interpersonal action, verbal or non-verbal, that a reasonable person would interpret as communicating that suicidal behavior may be imminent.  Suicidal ideation is any self-reported thoughts or feelings about engaging in suicidal behavior.
Common suicide warning signs
Talk about wanting to die or kill oneself * Researching a way to kill oneself * Feeling hopeless * Feeling trapped * Lacking a reason to live * Feeling struck in unbearable pain * Feeling like a burden on others * Increasing use of alcohol or drugs * Acting anxious or agitated * Reckless behavior * Sleeping too little or too much * Withdrawing or isolating oneself * Expressing rage or the desire for revenge * Displaying extreme mood swings.

During regular business hours - Contact the Dean of Students at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus,  in Student Center, Room 276, call 801-957-4004 or email  If the Dean of Students is not available, contact the Director of Student Conduct & Support Services at 801-957-3133 or email After hours, the 24-Hour Crisis Line (801-587-3000) provided by the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute can be called.  A Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is also available at this number for on-site assessment and crisis intervention.