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Rockford, Illinois

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

 
 
The BIT coordinates a response to a student behavior/s of concern as reported by students, staff, or faculty. The BIT then follows up on the referral and responds appropriately.

The BIT process is coordinated through the  Dean of Students Office at Rock Valley College.



Our Mission

To encourage a resourceful, supportive and safe environment for the RVC community.

Our Purpose

Rock Valley College is concerned about the care, welfare, and safety of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and we are committed to providing an environment where individuals are free to work, learn, and teach, unencumbered by concerning, alarming, and/or distressed behaviors.

What We Do

  • The BIT team functions as an interdisciplinary group with representation from; Counseling, Disability Services, RVC Police, and Student Conduct.  The group meets regularly to assess and implement an intervention plan for students deemed to be at risk to themselves or others socially, mentally, and/or physically.
  • The BIT balances the needs of "behaviorally at risk" students with the safety and security of the larger college community.  We will act quickly to respond to reports, however, we may not always be able to provide an immediate response to a concern.  If an immediate response is needed,  please call the RVC Police Department at (815) 921-4350.

Please Note: The BIT process DOES NOT REPLACE faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or public safety responses to incidents.  It provides one more opportunity to refer concerning, alarming and/or distressed behaviors.  Referrals can be made on-line (LINK) in-person, or by phone to (815) 921-4720.  

 

BIT Process

You are not required to address any situation. If you have the skill set for addressing a BIT concern and you are able/willing to address the situation, you will need to complete a BIT report.

BIT Flow Chart

 
 

Contact Us

Dean of Students: (815) 921-4284
Behavioral Intervention Team: (815) 921-4720
RVC Police Department (non-emergency): (815) 921-4350
RVC Police Department (emergency): (815) 654-4357