• Student Behavioral Intervention Team (SBIT)

    Colleges and universities around the country are concerned about suicides, campus shootings and other important issues. Students who exhibit inappropriate or unusual behaviors that might present a danger or threat to themselves or their campus communities — but these situations can be avoided. As part of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities/Advocacy (OSRR/A), the Student Behavioral Intervention Team (SBIT) addresses these issues by helping the College community recognize types of crises and step in as needed.

    Complete the Student Incident Report Form to report student behavior.

    Emergency? If a student is a danger to self and others, call Public Safety at 718-482-5555.

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    What We Do

    • Serve as the central point of contact for reporting aberrant student behavior
    • Provide consultation for assisting individuals who display concerning behaviors
    • Identify behavioral patterns and determine level of risk and intervention methods
    • Recommend appropriate disciplinary sanctions
    • Connect individuals with campus and community resources
    • Monitor ongoing behavior that may present a risk or threat to the individual or the campus community

  • FAQ

  • Yes, but remaining anonymous can pose an obstacle if SBIT needs additional information to help a student in need. Therefore, we would like to have your contact information in case we need additional information.

    Complete and submit the Student Incident Report Form.

    If there is an emergency, call Public Safety at 718-482-5555.

    • You do not have to make the determination; SBIT will do it for you! The most critical step is that you report it. If another campus resource is more appropriate, SBIT will refer the student and handle the transfer information.
    • Typically, behaviors that pose a threat to safety or that cause a significant community disruption qualify as an SBIT issue
    • If you have a general question, feel free to submit it via the Student Affairs Feedback Form.

    • SBIT may contact you in order to get additional information and/or other crucial details.
    • If SBIT decides the student of concern is appropriate for SBIT, the student will be instructed to undergo an assessment by a counselor.
    • The type of assessment is dependent on the behavior. Students are generally required to undergo a minimum of four sessions of assessment by the counseling staff.

  • Be sure to complete all the fields in the Student Incident Report Form, if possible. Reporters should classify their report by the level of risk.

    Report behavior that is perceived to be threatening and/or harmful to the student or others of the College community, including:
    • Unusual or erratic behavior in class
    • Extended absence from class by a typically engaged student
    • Written class work with troubling themes or references
    • Verbal or written threats made by a student toward another student, faculty or staff
    • Verbal or written expressions of suicide ideation
    • Extreme rudeness or insubordination to university officials, staff, faculty or administrators or other students
    • Classroom disruption
    • Other actions which cause an alarm or call into question the safety of the student or their peers

    Anyone who feels a student is a threat to themselves and/or the College community can make an SBIT referral. This includes students, faculty, staff, parents, visitors and other community members.

    If you prefer that your name not be revealed to the student you are concerned about, it will be kept confidential.

    In some cases, you may be the only person who knows the information you’re reporting — which means the student you are concerned about may know the source. SBIT will always discuss this matter with you before taking any action that would make your identity known.

  • SBIT Core Team

    Luke Cardaio
    Student Advocate/Ombuds Officer
    Room C-317
    (718) 482-6072
    Yvonne Gaul
    Public Safety
    Room M-145
    (718) 482-5567
    Liz Christian
    Public Safety
    Room M-145
    (718) 482-5558
    Shante Bassett
    Health & Wellness
    Room C-249
    (718) 730-7593
    Jhony Nelson
    Office for Students with Disabilities
    Room M-102
    (718) 482-5260
    Luz M. Royal
    Emergency Services Technician
    Room MB-40
    (718) 482-5280