Responding to Students of Concern

Best Practices for Behavioral Intervention Teams

Topics: Student Affairs, Student Health and Wellness, Mental Health and Counseling, Student Health Centers, Alcohol and Drug Use, Student Experience, Special Populations, Academic Support Programs

Concise Information, Clear Next Steps

The University of South Carolina’s Garnet Folder

The University of South Carolina’s garnet folder contains several key pieces of information including the signs of distress, an overview of the BIT, and clear next steps for emergency and non-emergency situations. The creation of the folder was spearheaded by the Communications Director in the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and the BIT chair. Other BIT members participated in the initiative by brainstorming distress signs and revising folder drafts.

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Simple, Direct, and Visible

Significant Improvements in Faculty and Staff Awareness