Dean of Students
Behavioral Intervention Team
About the Behavioral Intervention Team
Tennessee Tech University is concerned about the care, welfare, and safety of all students, faculty, and staff on its campus. It is part of the University's commitment to promote personal growth and a healthy society to prepare students for success. To support this commitment, the University must provide an environment free and uninhibited by threats of intimidation and harm.
The purpose of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to address student behavioral
concerns that are inconsistent with the University's mission. The members of this
team act with a common purpose: to address critical student behavioral or mental health
concerns through review of situations/incidents, information gathering and sharing,
and providing recommendations to ensure the safety and educational success of the
The team consists of:
- Dean of Students
- Director of Residential Life
- Director of Counseling Center
- Director of University Police
- Title IX Coordinator
- Associate Provost
The BIT does not replace other classroom management or disciplinary processes nor does it address student behaviors that require immediate health, police, or mental health attention.
The success of this process hinges on the University's commitment to reporting concerns.
If you have questions or have comments regarding the Behavioral Intervention Team, contact the Dean of Students at (931) 372-6758 or KWilliams@tntech.edu.
Behavioral Intervention Team Incident Report
If you are reporting a threat to self, others, or campus call University Police immediately at 931-372-3234 or 911.
The focus of the BIT is care and concern for students, faculty, and staff members
who may be in distress, disturbed or disruptive. We coordinate resources and respond
to concerns with the goals of providing assistance to the individual and keeping our
campus community healthy and safe.
Please provide as much information as possible. This allows BIT the opportunity to offer the most effective, appropriate support.
While anonymous reports are accepted, you are STRONGLY encouraged to provide your
name and contact information. This enables the BIT to request additional information
or follow up to most effectively address the concerning behavior.