Threat Assessment Overview and Procedure
What is a Behavioral Intervention Team?
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a group of campus professionals who assess and manage those referred for behaviors of concern such as potential violence, safety, or mental health issues. A core function of the BIT is threat assessment and early intervention, with the hope of prevention. The BIT offers a structured positive method for appropriately dealing with problem student behaviors impacting the West Liberty University (WLU) community.
Reasons for a Behavior Intervention Referral (Student Safety Concern)
- Threatening, dangerous, or alarming behaviors (including online activities) that disrupt WLU students, faculty, staff, or community safety. Examples include threats of a weapon on campus, threatening to harm others, vandalism, aggression, and intimidating gestures.
- Self-injurious behavior or suicidal thoughts or attempts.
- Alcohol and drug abuse high risk behaviors.
- To submit a referral complete the online form.
- Immediate emergency call Campus Police (304) 336-8021 or 911
Behavior Intervention Team Members
Campus Police: 304.336.8021
Counselor: Lisa Witzberger, 304.336.8215
Housing & Student Life, Kimberly Fox : 304.336.8345
Health Services, Christy Bennington 304-336-8049
Psychologist, Dr. Michael Marshall 304.336.8179