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Overview and Purpose

Overview and Purpose


Macomb Community College has established the Behavioral Intervention Team to assist in addressing situations in which students, or visitors are displaying behaviors that are concerning, disruptive, or threatening in nature and that potentially impede their own or others' ability to function successfully or safely. These policies and procedures are designed to help identify persons whose behavior potentially endangers their own or others' health and safety, or is disruptive to the educational or administrative processes of the college.

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the college. Any member of the campus community may become aware of an individual or situation that is causing serious anxiety, stress or fear. It must be noted, however, that behavioral assessment should not be confused with crisis management. A "crisis" may be defined as a situation in which a person may pose an active or immediate risk of violence to self or others. In these cases, College Police should be contacted at 586.445.7135 or by dialing 911 from any college phone.

Purpose and Intent

The Macomb Community College Behavioral Intervention Team serves to promote, through early intervention and information sharing, the health and safety of the campus community by identifying students at risk to themselves and/or others, as well as situations that may pose a risk to members of the campus community. The Team will provide a coordinated referral system, a detailed behavioral assessment process, an internal communications structure, an intentional intervention strategy and a comprehensive monitoring system to allow for follow-up and support.