Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

University Police are merely one component of a campus safety net. Alfred State is a caring community here to support our students and provide needed services to all community members.

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) takes a planned and proactive approach to identify and assist students who are distressed or exhibiting abnormal, threatening, or dangerous behavior. The work of the BIT is guided by the overarching goals of maximizing both individual student success and community safety.

Through early identification, the BIT aims to support students, connect them with the resources they need to be successful, and prevent crises. Students, faculty, and staff may submit a Red Flag Report to immediately notify BIT members of a concern.

Faculty and staff are able to train in mental health first aid to be more responsive to needs. Training and certification are through the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment to proactively assess signs of problematic behavior.

Human Resources also offers faculty and staff the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and other initiatives for aid and support.

As always, if you have an emergency or face an imminent threat, please contact University Police 607-587-3999 or 911.

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