Behavior Intervention Team

The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is chaired by the Director of the Office of Student Assistance and Support and includes membership from campus units that support students’ success, health, and well-being. The team addresses student behavior which demonstrates a risk of harm to self or the campus community, recommending and facilitating appropriate interventions, including, but not limited to, referrals to campus and community resources. The team meets weekly to review cases, discuss interventions, and ensure continuity of care for students on the BIT agenda.


  • Receive reports of student behavior that is disruptive or concerning to the University Community
  • Assess disruptive or concerning behavior, develop appropriate intervention.
  • Assign follow-up to a committee member or other University community member
  • Work with student to address and end the concerning behavior,
  • Make recommendations and referrals to other University offices and departments, if necessary.
  • Educate the University community about the Behavior Intervention Team, University policies and procedures.


  • Student is threatening the safety of self or other
  • Student is acting in a frightening or threatening manner
  • Student is not leaving the classroom after being asked to leave
  • Student is reporting or initiating a threat or bomb scare


Contact the Office of Student Assistance and Support at 608-263-5700 or submit an Online Report.

  • Student exhibits behavior that substantially impairs, interferes with, or obstructs orderly processes and functions of the University.
  • Student exhibits behavior that deliberately interferes with instruction of office procedures
  • Student exhibits behavior that is lewd or indecent
  • Student exhibits behavior that breaches the peace
  • Student exhibits disruptive behavior in class on campus or in the community
  • Student does something significantly out of character
  • Student displays unhealthy or dangerous patterns of behavior


  • Associate Dean of Students, Director of the Office of Student Assistance and Support (Chair)
  • Assistant Dean of Students, Director of the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • Care Manager, University Health Services (UHS) – Mental Health Services
  • Care Coordinators, Office of Student Assistance and Support
  • Access Consultant, McBurney Disability Resource Center
  • Assistant Director,  International Student Services
  • Detective Sergeant, UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD)
  • Assistant Director of Resident Support Services, University Apartments
  • Assistant Director of Residential Life, Student Conduct
  • Assistant Dean, Letters and Science Student Academic Affairs
  • Assistant Vice Provost, Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement
  • Academic Services and Admissions Coordinator, Graduate School