Who can make a report to BIT?
Anyone! We are only as effective as the reports we receive. Anyone who feels there is a potential threat to the community or an individual should make a report, which can include students, employees, parents, or community members.
How do I make a report?
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. If the concern is non-emergent, visit the BIT reporting form.
What happens when I make a report?
The BIT will review the report, gather additional information as needed, and, using the Threat Assessment Model created by the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, determine what level of threat, if any, is present. The team will then select interventions to correspond to the nature of the concern and assessed threat level. These interventions could include documenting and monitoring, referrals to campus and community resources, Student Conduct and/or GRCC Police involvement, etc. If a threat exists, we will likely choose to meet with the student(s)/employee(s). Depending on the type and level of threat present, the Code of Conduct and/or GRCC Police Department could get involved.
Can I make anonymous reports?
Yes, though we prefer to know the reporter's name in case we have further questions to clarify the report received.
What if the person retaliates against me if I make a report?
GRCC has a strict policy against retaliation and will inform all persons of that policy throughout the process in order to keep everyone safe and secure.
What if someone makes a report against me?
See the protocol section for full details of how the team responds to reports.
How do I know if BIT is the correct place for my report?
Better to be safe than sorry. If you're not sure, report it to us. We will determine if we are the correct place and, if not, will forward it to the correct process accordingly. 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.