Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Behavioral Intervention Team?
The Behavioral Intervention Team, or BIT, at the University of Mississippi exists to address behavioral concerns that do not support the faculty’s pursuit of the university’s academic function and are not addressed by an existing agency at Ole Miss. Included behaviors are repeated threats of suicide, violence against others, violent behavior, or aberrant or strange behavior.
Is the reporting process anonymous?
Please know that anonymity cannot be guaranteed, although staff use discretion when discussing a concern with an individual. A report may be completed without including a reporter’s name; however, you are strongly encouraged to provide your name and contact information to allow staff members to call or email you with additional questions about your report.
Who is considered a Person of Concern?
A person of concern can be a member of any UM constituency (faculty, staff or student) dealing with an emotional, psychological or physical crisis that may interfere with his or her ability to continue attending classes or working at the University of Mississippi.
When should I report someone?
It’s best to report any person who is acting out of character or unusual. Please see these signs of distress.
I have a son or daughter enrolled at Ole Miss who is having some problems. Is there a list of resources for parents?
Yes! Please see FAQs for Parents.