Guttman Community College is committed to providing a safe environment for the community. The College’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) was established to identify, assess, and monitor students displaying levels of distress, disruption, or behavioral dysfunction that might warrant timely intervention. The team’s primary goal is to provide threat assessments, early intervention, and support before a crisis arises.
Behaviors to refer to BIT include, but are not limited to: unusual, or bizarre behavior; passive expression of aggressive thoughts; psychological or behavioral concerns with no sign of improvement despite referrals; current physical/sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, and stalking or other behaviors that raise serious concern.
The Guttman BIT team meets monthly, and as the need arises, to identify conditions of concern and discuss how best to support distressed students. The team includes staff from the Office of Student Engagement, Student Conduct, Wellness, AccessABILITY, Legal Counsel, Academic Affairs, and Public Safety. When necessary, the team offers resources for timely intervention, treatment, referrals and follow-up for students in distress.
Please note: anyone from the campus community who observes an emergency or imminent threat to self or others should immediately contact Public Safety Department at extension 646-313-8101 or 911.
A confidential BIT Referral Form can be completed by submitting an online form, downloading the fillable form and depositing it in a sealed envelope at the Public Safety desk in the lobby, or emailing the fillable form to GuttmanBIT@guttman.cuny.edu.