Behavioral Intervention Team

Wentworth Institute of Technology prioritizes the safety and security of our campus community. As members of that community, we each hold a responsibility to share information about our students and colleagues when we become concerned for their safety or wellbeing or the safety of others. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) responds to each of these concerns. Through a collaborative process, the purpose of BIT is to mitigate targeted acts of violence and intervene in situations that may impact the well-being of our campus community.  

SHARING INFORMATION 

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could potentially result in a harmful or violent act. This information should be shared with the Behavioral Intervention Team in the following ways:  

  • For concerns related to a student, please use this form
  • For concerns related to a faculty or staff member or contractor, please use this form
  • For immediate concerns for someone’s safety call Public Safety at 617-989-4444 or 911.  

BIT is comprised of individuals who are specifically trained in threat assessment and have expertise in student affairs, human resources, law enforcement, Title IX, and mental health services.  

TRAINING 

The Behavioral Intervention Team is available throughout the year to meet with departments or divisions to review the following topics: 

  • Identifying and Reporting Concerning Behaviors
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Active Intruder 

Please contact Peter Fowler, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Chair of BIT, to schedule a training, fowlerp@wit.edu. 

Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer Presentation