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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team is designed to help detect early indicators of the potential for disruptive conduct, self-harm, and the risk of violence to others. The team intakes and assesses information, takes action when necessary and tracks details about behavior concerns noted on campus.

If your concern involves an immediate safety risk to self or others, please stop and call campus police at (616) 234-4911 or 911 immediately.

When to contact BIT: Does something seem off? Be aware. Trust your instinct.

  • Significant change in appearance, mood and/or social functioning.
  • A sense that someone is struggling or that something is wrong.
  • Behavior that creates a disruptive or hostile environment.
  • Actions that potentially endanger the safety of any member of the GRCC community.
  • Behavior that impacts one's ability to function appropriately and successfully on campus.

These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student is in distress.

Examples could include, but are not limited to:

  • Sudden change in demeanor or attitude.
  • Student states intent to harm self.
  • Student states intent to harm others.
  • Student demonstrates erratic behaviors that significantly disrupt the learning/work environment.
  • Displaced anger.
  • Discussion of weapon/bomb collection, use, etc.

To file a BIT report

Please fill out the form or call (616) 234-3337.

Concerns are reviewed during normal business hours, when GRCC is open