Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) Protocol

BIT has developed a protocol to ensure that concerning student behavior, mental health issues or incident is addressed consistently. 


All students and employees should consider it their responsibility to report concerning behaviors for the safety and well-being of the student and campus community  

Emergencies must be reported to (630) 942-2000. In Naperville, Westmont and all other locations, dial “911” for local Police and medical emergencies. BIT will be dispatched if needed 

A BIT incident Report can be completed. Non-emergencies may also be reported by calling the BIT message line at (630) 942-2485. Messages and reports will be retrieved periodically during regular business hours 

All reports should be made to BIT and the direct supervisor 

The team will follow up promptly with the individual initiating the report to gather additional information. In most cases, and interview will be arranged with the student of concern to determine appropriate action 

When determining what is reportable, err on the side of over-reporting. While an isolated event may appear minor, other similar incidents occurring in close proximity may indicate a pattern of concerning behavior (refer to the Code of Student Conduct). 

BIT Actions

BIT will determine which member(s) will assess the incident report and determine actions consistent with college policy. 

Assessment may include:

  • Confirming to reporting parties that the report was received. 
  • Clarifying details. 
  • Interviewing the involved individual(s). 

Initial actions may include:

  • Referring student to support services 
  • Facilitating meeting between concerned parties 
  • Contacting individuals such as parents, guardians, friends, and faculty Part of this protocol is an assessment of whether such notifications are legally permitted, and whether such notifications could be helpful or harmful to the intervention and to risk management priorities 
  • Referral to Dean of Students or designee. 
    • Mandating psychological/counseling assessment 
    • Voluntary/involuntary removal from campus 
  • Referral to College of DuPage Police Department
    Student(s) demonstrating an imminent threat to harm should be referred immediately to the College of DuPage Police Department at (630) 942-2000.
  • Follow-up actions may include:
  • Establishing return criteria with the Dean of Students
  • Coordinating supportive services
    • Establishing behavioral expectations 
    • Confirming continuity of care 

Student Response

  • Accept and comply with actions determined by BIT
  • Appeal actions, via written response, to the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Non-compliance with actions determined by BIT (This will result in referral to the Dean of Students to take disciplinary sanctions)
  • Anonymously refers to omitting from the report the name of the person who holds the privilege (or the names of any other person about whom the reporter gains information via a confidential relationship)
  • Confidentially refers to the option for the reporting employee to withhold their identity from the report


*Post assessment, any potential disciplinary sanction will be addressed. 

**Reports from staff covered by confidentiality may be shared anonymously or confidentially, unless the report indicates a threat for which confidentiality may be breached (imminent threat to self or other identified individuals). 


Contact Information

Behavioral Intervention Team
(630) 942-2485

College of DuPage Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Center
(630) 942-2259

Center for Access and Accommodations
(630) 942-2154

24-hour DuPage County Crisis Line: (630) 627-1700

College of DuPage Campus Hours