Clinton P. and Caryl F., Class of 2019

Intervention Team (BIT)

Clinton P. and Caryl F. Class of 2019

Supporting a Campus of Safety and Respect

National University established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to assist students who display behaviors that are concerning, disruptive, or threatening in nature and that potentially impede their own or others’ ability to participate successfully or safely in the university community.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) primarily focuses on students who:

  • Made a threat to someone else
  • Made a threat to the broader community
  • Display strange or unusual behaviors

If you are concerned about a student but it does not fall into one of the categories above, the student most likely would benefit from Student Wellness.

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is guided by the values of respect, self-determination, safety, and shared responsibility. To that end, the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) employs proactive and collaborative strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate risks to community member wellbeing using an interdepartmental meeting forum and shared decision-making. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) respects the autonomy of community members and intervenes in the least intrusive manner proportionate with verified safety concerns. Finally, safety in online and onsite campus environments is a responsibility shared by the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and all members of the campus community.

Behavioral Health Emergency

If you or someone near you is experiencing a life-threatening emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have thoughts of harming yourself or know someone who does, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here.

Current students at NU can connect with a mental health professional 24/7 through TimelyCare’s “Talk Now” feature. Connect by entering your student email address at or download the TimelyCare app from your App Store.

If you are University staff, faculty, or student and are concerned about another member of our community (without life-threatening emergency), please complete this Student Referral and a member of the University staff will be in touch soon.