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Behavior Intervention Team
The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) promotes a healthy and safe environment at Gallaudet by facilitating collaboration across campus units to support students in distress.
Any behavior that causes concern for a student’s safety or well-being should be reported to the BIT. We assess reports to determine appropriate intervention that protects the physical and social welfare of all students, faculty, and staff. The BIT centralizes incident information to identify patterns and to coordinate early intervention.
BIT is not an emergency response team. If you are experiencing an emergency or a critical incident, contact the Department of Public Safety.
Emergency Lines-Communication Center: Hours of Operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The BIT does not replace disciplinary processes, classroom management, other programs and services, and/or public safety response to incidents.
The Behavioral Intervention Team is composed of representatives from critical areas of the campus community:
Additional members from the campus and community are included in meetings of the BIT, as necessary.
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