Thomas Jefferson University

Overview & Goals

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. Click here to go to directly to the Submit a Report page.

Additionally, learn about the Red Folder Initiative, a quick reference guide for recognizing, responding to, and referring distressed students. Those from the East Falls campus can click here to learn more, and Center City campus, click here. 

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.

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Edison Building
18th Floor
(215) 503-6335
(215) 503-2787


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