The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to promote safety in our college community through a proactive, multidisciplinary, and coordinated approach to the identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community. 


  • To foster a culture of appropriate reporting of any person displaying concerning or disruptive behaviors who appear to present a risk to other students, faculty, and staff.
  • To provide a comprehensive assessment of students displaying concerning, threatening and/or disruptive behaviors.
  • To provide guidance, interventions, services, information, and referrals to students, faculty and staff in helping students who display these behaviors.
  • To provide an avenue for centralization of information across campus.
  • To gather information from reliable and pertinent sources, internal and external, to inform BIT’s decision making process.
  • To recognize campus wide patterns of behavioral issues and recognize strategies for prevention and support.
  • To monitor ongoing behaviors of the student of concern.


Referrals to the Behavior Intervention Team may be made through contacting the Dean of Students at 501-760-4229, jtucker@np.edu or the Behavior Intervention Specialist at 501-760-4163, smillerd @np.edu.