Threat Assessment Overview and Procedure
What is a Behavioral Intervention Team?
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a group of campus professionals who are trained to 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.
Behavior Intervention Team Members
Associate Dean of Student Services/Director of Housing & Residence Life, Campus Police, Counselor, Psychologist, Retention Specialist
Reasons for a Behavior Intervention Referral (Student Safety Concern)
1. Self-injurious behavior or suicidal thoughts or attempts.
2. 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.
3. Alcohol and drug abuse high risk behaviors.
- For safety issues/immediate emergency (see above 1-3) call Campus Police (304) 336-8021 or 911
- To submit a referral: log into your WINS account → Select Faculty and Advisors → Select ‘Early Alert System‘ (scroll to the bottom) → Use the drop down menu to select whether you are an advisor, faculty, or staff → Select ‘Issue Alert’ → Select ‘Behavior Alert’ and complete the form.
Behavior Intervention Team Member Office Phone Numbers:
1. Campus Police: 304.336.8021
2. Executive Director of Housing & Student Life, Marcella Snyder: 304.336.8345
3. Counselor: Lisa Witzberger, 304.336.8215
4. Psychologist, Dr. Michael Marshall: 304.336.8179