Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The mission of Southeastern Technical College’s Behavioral Intervention Team is to provide a proactive and supportive multi-disciplinary team approach to prevention, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that may impact the safety and well-being of individuals or the College community.

Understanding the Difference between Disruptive and Dangerous Behaviors – NaBITA

Campus Members Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the College. These reports may be directed to BIT or the Director of Safety and Security, depending on the nature of the concern.

When there is an active or immediate risk of violence or harm to others you should call 911.

How Do I Submit a Referral on a Person of Concern?

In non-emergency situations, you may fill out an online concern report, call, or email a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team, or submit an anonymous report.

Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Behavioral Intervention Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.

The BIT process does not replace faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or public safety responses to incidents.

The Behavioral Intervention Team Model works within all current college policies and serves as a model to formalize current informal processes at the College.

Concern Form (PDF) – Download and complete this form. Then, email it to a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team as noted on the form. Please note, you may choose to remain anonymous, but if the BIT needs additional details and you do not provide your contact information, we may not be able to conduct a proper and thorough investigation.

Report to BIT behaviors such as:

  • Violent fantasy content
  • Anger problems
  • Fascination with weapons and accoutrements
  • Homicidal ideation
  • Stalking
  • Interest in previous shooting situations
  • Victim/martyr self-concept
  • Strangeness and aberrant behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Violence and cruelty
  • Recent police contact
  • Mental health history related to dangerousness
  • Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities, and materials

Behavioral Intervention Team:

Travis Akridge (912) 538-3125 or (478) 229-3530
Teresa Coleman (912) 538-3103
Barry Dotson (912) 538-3141
Laura McCullough (912) 538-1308
Jeannie Morris (912) 538-3213
Helen Thomas (912) 538-3126
Melanie Walker (912) 538-3127