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What is the BIT?

The Behavioral Intervention & Threat Assessment & Management Team (BIT) is a supportive, multidisciplinary body for any student who may be in distress or whose behavior is concerning to others. The BIT helps assess and find solutions for disruptive, problematic, or concerning behavior.

The team collaborates, collects information, identifies risks, and intervenes when appropriate to protect people from harming themselves or others. BITAM Teams use a proactive approach that balances the needs of the student who may be in crisis and the overall safety of the campus community.

Reasons for Reporting an Incident

Contact the BIT with concerns about the physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being or safety of a WCC student, including but not limited to:

  • Disruptive or disturbing behavior
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Reckless or disorderly behavior
  • Self-injurious behavior (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Suicide ideation or attempt
  • Indication of plans to harm others in the community
  • Excessive demands of time and resources from others in the community
  • Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
  • Dramatic changes in appearance, behavior, or weight
  • Sudden and significant drops in academic performance
  • Indication of Life Stressors
  • Making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings, or papers
  • Intrusive, intimidating, or erratic emails and/or text messages
  • Sad, anxious, or experiencing dramatic mood shifts
  • Abuse or misuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Isolating themselves socially

We each have kuleana to keep every member of our campus community safe. BIT is here to help. Contact BIT to help get someone OUT of trouble, not into trouble.

Filing a report can be done anonymously or by logging in using your UH username and password.

When making a report, it is helpful (though not necessary) to have the following information:

  • The name of the student of concern
  • Direct quotes 
  • Where and when the incident(s) or behavior(s) occurred
  • Names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Your name and contact information
  • Any emails or other information you might have that could help the team assess how best to help the individual

Note: Always save voice recordings, text messages, and emails on the device that received them and back them up, if possible.

If there is an emergency, call Campus Security or 911.