St. Edward’s University’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) cares for students, faculty and/or staff who may be in distress. The BIT organizes resources and implements a coordinated response with the goal of providing assistance to the individual while mitigating risk in an effort to keep the university community healthy and safe. The BIT is made up of both a Threat Assessment Team and a Students of Concern Committee.
Do you know someone who is:
These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student, faculty member or staff member is in distress. There are many resources available at St. Edward’s University to help. For more information, consult the Dean of Students Office at 512-448-8408 for student concerns. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 512-448-8540 for concerns regarding staff and faculty. If this is an emergency and requires immediate attention, please contact the University Police Department at 512-448-8444.
St. Edward’s University launched the Red Folder Campaign to serve as a reference guide and tool to help faculty and staff support students in distress. Distribution of the folders is often accompanied by a brief training from a team of staff members who consult on student welfare. Contact the Dean of Students Office to schedule training and/or receive hard copies of the Red Folder publication. You can also download your copy here.
Your confidential report to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) can make a difference.
Lisa L. Kirkpatrick, PhD (Chair)
Vice President of Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Vanessa Pena, PhD
Director of the Health & Counseling Center
Commander of the University Police Department
Connie Rey Rodriguez
Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Welfare
Director of Student Disability Services
Nicole Guerrero Trevino
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Director of Academic Success
Sr. Dir Student Financial Aid
Staff Psychologist/Group Coord