Behavior Intervention Team FAQ
What is the Wofford BIT?
Wofford Behavior Intervention Team is a group of professional members of the Wofford faculty and staff who take concerns and flags raised on Starfish regarding student behavior, discuss and determine what type of intervention is needed for the student, and monitor the agreed upon student intervention.
Why do we need a Wofford BIT?
The mission of the Wofford Behavior Intervention team is to aid Wofford College in maintaining a safe environment and to promote student, faculty and staff health and well-being.
Who can make a referral to the Wofford BIT?
Anyone who is a member of the Wofford Community can make a referral to the Wofford BIT. Members of the Wofford community include faculty, staff, students and parents. In order to aid the Wofford BIT in assessment and intervention, there are a variety of flags that can be raised on Starfish. Examples of flags are on Starfish.
How do I make a referral to the Wofford BIT?
In order to report your concerns to the Wofford Behavior Intervention Team, please raise a flag on Starfish using the category that is appropriate for the circumstances. Please remember that reporting a student of concern to the Behavioral Intervention Team does not preclude taking additional actions as needed, such as contacting The Wellness Center and Counseling Office, the Office of Campus Safety and Security and/or the Dean of Students directly.
What constitutes a concern about a Wofford student?
In order to aid the Wofford BIT in assessment and intervention, the BIT has segmented Wofford student behavior into several different categories; Alert behavior, Escalating behavior and Threat behavior. Examples of these behavior categories are listed on the Student of Concern Form.
What will happen to the student during the Wofford BIT process?
Once a concern or report is disseminated to the Wofford BIT, the BIT will begin the process of determining what type of intervention is needed for the student, create a plan of intervention, and monitor the agreed upon intervention.
Will I be contacted once I submit a Student of Concern Form?
Once the intervention process has begun and if more information is needed, the Wofford BIT may contact you to meet with the team.
Please remember if you need immediate assistance during or after business hours please call Campus Safety 4911 (if calling on campus) or 864-597-4911.