Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Behavioral Intervention Team

When in Doubt — Report!

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT):

We are a multidisciplinary team trained in to identify, assess, and respond to individuals of concern.  Our goal is to provide resources and support in order to help individuals to be successful in the university community and to keep the campus safe. The team's purpose is to provide intervention to individuals displaying at risk behaviors or experiencing difficult or concerning life circumstances.

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BIT of CARE Front
BIT of CARE Back

Anything that causes you to worry about another person including but NOT limited to: 


  • Difficulty managing stressors
  • Grief and Loss
  • Unhealthy eating habits/concern for eating disorders
  • Uncharacteristic changes in mood or behavior
  • Risk or actual homelessness
  • Food/basic needs insecurity
  • Academic concerns
  • Aggression
  • Hostility
  • Violence
  • Depression
  • Developmental Issue
  • Suicidal ideation or attempt
  • Hospitalization for mental health crisis
  • Marked changes in personal appearance and hygiene
  • Disengaged from their college experience or withdraw from social groups
  • Stalking/Harassment 
  • Threats- Direct or Veiled
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Concerning social media posts
  • Excessive demands of time and resources
  • Substance misuse 
  • Sexual Assault/Inappropriate sexual behaviors
  • Possession or suspected possession of weapons

C- counseling, connection, collaboration, crisis response

A- advocacy, assess needs, advising, assistance (support)

R- resources, retention focused, referrals, reporting, response, risk assessment, respect

E- education, evaluation, empowerment, equality

  • 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.

  • 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 resources for students, faculty, and staff to promote safety and awareness

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Meet the Members of BIT

Dr. Sheila Self

Dr. Sheila Self

Student Affairs Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students

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Dr. Self is a founding member and co-chair of NSU's Behavioral Intervention Team, which has been in place for over ten years.  Within the division of Student Affairs she oversees the areas of Student Conduct, Counseling Services, Outreach and Prevention, Disability Services, contracted health services, and several grants including TRiO grants and an opioid/stimulant grant from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.  She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2003, an LPC supervisor since 2005, and was formerly the Director of Counseling Services at NSU.  She has an earned doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Higher Education Administration and completed her dissertation, Behavioral Intervention Teams: An Exploration of Team Member Perceptions at Oklahoma Regional Universities, focusing on this work.

Leigh-Anna Miller, LCSW-RPT

Leigh-Anna Miller, LCSW-RPT

Director of Hawkreach Student Counseling Services

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Mrs. Miller serves as the mental health expert on the team. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She is proud to be an NSU alumni, earning her bachelors of Social Work and later earning her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has practiced social work for 9 years and her interests include prevention, trauma treatment for children and adults, threat assessment, and crisis intervention.

Liz Mai, M.S.

Liz Mai, M.S.

Student Advocate/Case Manager/Clinical Coordinator

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Ms. Mai serves as an advocate and resource connection for students of concern on the team. She is an NSU Alumni earning her Bachelors and Masters in Criminal Justice. She will be aFall 2022 graduate from NSU’s Masters of Counseling program. She has worked in advocacy and case management in the non-profit sector as well as higher education for over 5 years. Her interests include locating safe housing for survivors, bringing awareness on sexual assault and stalking, being a voice for NSU students, and crisis intervention.

Joshua Groomer, M.A.

Joshua Groomer, M.A.

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

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Mr. Groomer serves on the team to assist with students’ academic concerns by working closely with the Student Success Coordinator, Academic Advisors, and Faculty to help students overcome academic obstacles. He is an NSU Alumni earning his Bachelor’s in Education and his Master’s in Communication Studies from Arizona State University. He is a certified academic coach and has 9 years of experience working in social work and education fields, specializing in academic interventions.


Kacie Thompson, M.Ed.

Kacie Thompson, M.Ed.

Student Success Coordinator

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Ms.Thompson is the team's student success coordinator for academics. She is an NSU Alumni earning her Bachelor's and Master's degree in education. She has been in the education and case management fields for nine years. Her position includes establishing student success by defining and implementing strategies to help students stay on course to fulfill their educational goals.

 

 

 

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