About the Behavioral Intervention Team
The Behavioral Intervention Team (previously University and Community Threat Assessment Team) was established on a recommendation by the Congressional report issued following the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Adelphi University was one of the first institutions of higher education in the United States to implement this Congressional recommendation.
Goals and Objectives for the Behavioral Intervention Team
- Provide a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for members of the University community.
- Identify, assess and intervene with individuals who are struggling or who demonstrate concerning or threatening behavior.
- Provide support and resources to community members who are concerned for another individual and also to the person of concern.
- Core Team Members: Core members attend every BIT meeting and have full access to the team’s electronic record-keeping database. As core members, they represent their departments and have the authority to make independent decisions within their areas of responsibility.
- Key Team Members: Key members serve BIT in a consultant capacity and represent departments that have frequent contact with students or employees, are likely to be involved in either case updates or interventions for Behavioral Intervention cases, and can provide valuable insights to the team. They are invited in for cases that relate to their specific content areas and do not attend meetings regularly.