Thomas Jefferson University created a Behavioral Intervention Team (JeffBIT) to provide support to faculty, staff, and students to help students displaying concerning, disruptive or inappropriate behavior that should be addressed but does not require immediate follow-up.
Additionally, please utilize the Red Folder, a quick reference guide for recognizing, responding to, and referring distressed students.
Select your campus to download a copy of your campus' Red Folder:
The goals of JeffBIT are
- Provide formal, centralized structure for supporting a student in crisis, distress, or with behavioral issues, to ensure that all appropriate University stakeholders are involved.
- Provide a centralized referral destination for faculty and staff, alleviating their responsibility when intervention is needed.
- Advocate for appropriate resources and supports to ensure student safety and success.
- Implement a proactive, integrated, team-based assessment and intervention plan.
- Provide recommendations for administrative decisions regarding matriculation status of at-risk students.
- Monitor at-risk students moving forward and post-intervention.
- Communicate with appropriate campus stakeholders and track students receiving referrals from different sources.
- Maintain documentation for the management of individual cases.