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 studentaffairs@nsuok.edu.

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
selfsj@nsuok.edu ext. 2120

Josh Rader, Coordinator of Student Rights And Responsibilities
raderj@nsuok.edu ext. 2120

Captain James Bell, University Police
bell02@nsuok.edu ext. 2468

Deborah Boykins, Director of Student Counseling Services
boykinsd@nsuok.edu ext. 2042

Jennifer Cole, Violence Prevention Coordinator
cole17@nsuok.edu ext. 2082

Whitney Arbaugh, Assistant Director of Resident Life
rolph@nsuok.edu 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.

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.