Rockford, Illinois

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

BIT(Behavioral Intervention Team)  Mission

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

BIT  Purpose & Operation Statement

Purpose of Behavioral Intervention Team

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.

Operation of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

  • The BIT process coordinates a response to a student behavior/s of concern.  When referrals of concerning behavior are made by students, staff or faculty, to the Behavior Intervention Team, the team will follow up on the referral of concern and respond appropriately.
  • The BIT team is an interdisciplinary group with representation from;   Counseling, Disability Services, Public Safety, and Judicial Affairs.  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.  BIT will act quickly to respond to reports; however, it is not always able to provide an immediate response to a concern.  If an immediate response is needed Public Safety should be contacted.

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, Share Because You Care, in-person, or by phone.  

 Share Because You Care    BIT Logo_Web    SUBMIT REFERRAL HERE

The BIT process is coordinated through the  Office of Judicial Affairs  at Rock Valley College.