Behavioral Intervention Team

Emergency: 911

Campus Safety: (816) 584-6444 

Park University is concerned about the safety, health, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff - individually and collectively. We recognize the need to form a group to provide assistance to Park University members who are experiencing stressful or difficult situations. By collaborating as a team, we strive to effectively balance the rights of individuals with the security of groups.

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) functions to:

  • assess and manage potentially dangerous situations involving Park University campuses
  • provide on-going professional development and educational programs 
  • help university members learn more about bystander intervention and their role in maintaining a safe and secure campus
  • teach faculty about effective classroom management techniques to assist in an online or face-to-face classroom environment
  • teach staff skills to better manage difficult interactions in an office or other area of the institution
  • teach the campus community protocols for specific campus incidents
  • teach the early warning signs that are indicators of inappropriate behavior
  • provide access to helpful resources

The BIT will focus primarily on students who may be exhibiting signs of problems, and the group will also monitor issues relating to faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Park members can submit an online form explaining their concerns, and BIT will research the issue to determine if an intervention is appropriate. All information you submit will be handled confidentially, with the purpose of assisting the student, faculty, or staff person you have named.

Please review this website to find helpful resources, the online report form, list of protocols for various incidents, and a list of helpful phone numbers you can call for assistance. If you have questions or suggestions for members of the Team - send an e-mail to BIT@Park.edu.