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Department of Advocacy and Success | Division of Student Affairs | Clemson University

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

Mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at Clemson:

Clemson University is committed to providing a learning environment that is conducive to students developing to their fullest potential. On occasion, the University may be required to activate a systematic response to students who may be in crisis or whose physical, mental or psychological health condition may directly threaten their safety or the safety of the learning environment. Through the creation of a collaborative team, the University will provide a caring, confidential program of identification, intervention and response in order to provide students with the greatest chance for success, and the University community with the greatest level of protection.  This team, known as the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT), will abide by the following Policies and Procedures. These policies and procedures do not replace any academic-based withdrawal or dismissal policies or any Community and Ethical Standards procedures to address student disciplinary issues.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Membership:

How to Make a Referral to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

Any member of the Clemson, or surrounding, community who has a concern for the well-being or safety of a student (and/or faculty/staff) of the University or surrounding community, or who has reason to believe that a student (and/or faculty/staff) may pose a direct threat to himself/herself or to the community, may refer the student to the Behavioral Intervention Team.

Referrals can be made by completing and submitting an online referral form, the CARE Report Form. A CARE Report Form should only be submitted for non-emergency situations and matters that do not require immediate attention. 

All urgent situations should be directed to Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) at 911 or 864-656-2222.

Referrals can also be made by contacting any member of the Behavioral Intervention Team or by calling the Office of Advocacy and Success during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm).