After the Referral
What Happens After the Referral is Made?
After a student is referred to BIT, one of several things may happen (depending on the severity of the situation). Additional information will be obtained (if possible) and other campus offices involved as needed. The BIT-Student team will discuss possible intervention strategies and develop a course of action that takes into consideration the best interest of the student and the University community.
Possible outcomes for students referred to BIT include but are not limited to:
- No immediate action necessary – in mild, isolated incidents, it may be determined that no action is necessary at this time. However, the BIT will 'be aware of' the student's name in the event that we receive multiple reports on the student (which would then raise our level of concern and alter our plan of action) An example of this would be if we received one isolated incident report from a professor about a student who has been isolating himself in class and appears to be "sad."
- Guided intervention by third party (reporting party) – the student may have a trusting relationship with you, and students are more likely to act on a referral when it comes from someone they know personally. For this reason, we may recommend that you have a conversation with the student (that you are filing the report on) in order to inform them of available resources.
- Contact made with student by BIT – to discuss and/or refer student to available campus resources (University Counseling Center, Disability Services, etc.) or off-campus resources if appropriate.
- Behavior Agreement developed– conditions may be placed on the student's ability to stay at the University.
- Referral to Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR)– for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct (NOTE: there may be instances in which a student can have a BIT-Student case and a conduct case opened simultaneously). For severe cases; after further investigation SRR will then decide the most appropriate action for the student (Immediate Suspension, Voluntary / Involuntary Withdrawal, etc.)
It may be determined that the most appropriate course of action involves a combination of two or more of the possible outcomes listed above.