Behavioral Intervention Team
When to Contact the Behavioral Intervention Team
Contact the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) if you're concerned about the well-being or safety of a MCC student, employee or any other person affecting the MCC community (including parents and persons not affiliated with the campus) and are unsure about how to intervene or assess the situation.
Possible reasons include: concerning, threatening or disruptive behaviors.
How Do I Contact the Behavioral Intervention Team?
Email BIT@mchenry.edu with the following information:
- Name/any known information about the person you are referring
- Summary of the observed behavior or concern, including when and where it occurred
- Your contact information
This email account is checked Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., when the College is open.
A team member will contact you as soon as possible and gather additional information about your concern. Please be aware that your communication may be subject to review through FERPA or other laws governing communications.
If your concern pertains more to disrespectful or disruptive student behavior, please contact Michael Clesceri.
The Roles of the Behavioral Intervention Team include:
- Responding quickly to behavior indicating a potential risk to self or others;
- Responding to possible circumstances of violence or threatening behavior;
- Conducting threat assessments to determine if a realistic threat is present and act accordingly;
- Coordinating and assessing information from faculty, administrators, students and local authorities;
- Identifying resources for student/employees and making referrals to appropriate campus and off-campus agencies, including helping with the securing of therapeutic actions such as treatment or counseling;
- Educating and empowering the campus community to recognize, report, and effectively address aberrant, dangerous, threatening and concerning behaviors.
Membership of the Behavioral Intervention team consists of:
- Manger of Student Conduct and Campus Life
- Executive Director of Campus Police
- Dean of Student Development
- Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
- Director of Health and Wellness
- a counselor
- a faculty member
Illinois mandates all higher education institutions to develop and implement a Campus Threat Assessment Team. Illinois Emergency Management Association, 29 Illinois Administrative Code 305, states “Pursuant to the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008, each higher education institution is required to develop a National Incident Management System-compliant all hazards emergency response plan and an inter-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional campus violence prevention plan. This Part provides guidelines for the creation, review, training and exercise of each higher education institution's Campus All-Hazards Emergency Response and Violence Prevention Plan.”