Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a resource for faculty, staff, and students to confidentially report concerns. The team's purpose is to provide support and intervention to individuals displaying varying levels of disruptive, disturbed, distressed, and/or irregular behaviors.


When in Doubt — Report!

It may be nothing, but... If it bothers you... bother us! Remember, everyone has a responsibility to report concerning issues. YOU can be the person who makes a difference in the lives of OUR community members. You could help save a life! Complete the following form and email it to

Report Form

In case of emergency, please call 911 or University Police at 918-444-2468 or ext. 2468

Behavioral Intervention Team

Sheila Self, LPC, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs ext. 2120

Josh Rader, Coordinator of Student Rights And Responsibilities ext. 2120

Captain James Bell, University Police ext. 2468

Deborah Boykins, Director of Student Counseling Services ext. 2042

Jennifer Cole, Violence Prevention Coordinator ext. 2082

Whitney Arbaugh, Assistant Director of Resident Life ext. 4700

Appropriate behaviors to report may include:

  • Concerning behaviors, statements, or written work
  • Disruptive classroom behaviors
  • Threats of harm to self or others
  • Possession or suspected possession of weapons
  • Angry/hostile behaviors
  • Concerning posts on Facebook
  • Odd or bizarre behavior
  • Homelessness, or lack of necessities

Some Tips for Workplace Safety

  • Be aware of your surroundings and know the emergency exit routes.
  • Stay calm when dealing with potentially dangerous or angry individuals.
  • Don't raise your voice or get aggravated.
  • Don't meet with angry or hostile individuals alone and don't close the door.
  • Help the individuals to the best of your abilities; if you can't help them, contact someone who can.
  • Don't talk at the students; talk to them and genuinely try to help them.
  • Call Campus Police if there is possession or suspected possession of weapons or drug/alcohol use.
  • Contact your supervisor/Campus Police when dealing with angry/hostile, bizarre, or concerning behaviors or threats.
  • Utilize your resources; we will happy to meet with you and a student if you would like a third party present.


I will always put safety first.

I will practice safe behaviors in everything I do.

I will know and follow safety policies 

and procedures and be mindful of 

potentially dangerous situations.

I will identify, correct, and/or

immediately report safety concerns.

I will provide appropriate

recourses for students,

faculty, and staff to promote

safety and awareness.