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... please 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 Complaint Form (pdf) and email it to studentaffairs@nsuok.edu.

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

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 be happy to meet with you and a student if you would like a third party present.

Safety

  • 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