The University of South Carolina Lancaster is concerned about the safety, health,
and well-being of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and has policies regarding
the well-being for all members of the University of South Carolina Lancaster community.
Specifically, the policies address student activities that are disruptive to the mission
of the University, as well as any suicidal or self injurious threats or behaviors.
As a result of growing national trends on college campuses of mental health issues
and the increase in hospitalizations and deaths due to alcohol consumption, the University
of South Carolina Lancaster created the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). The BIT
has been charged with upholding these policies and maintaining a healthy environment
for the entire University of South Carolina Lancaster community.
Reasons for BIT Referral
Self-injurious behavior/suicidal ideation or attempt.
May include, but is not limited to, self-mutilation (e.g., cutting of skin), risky
behavior, expressions of suicidal thoughts or actions
Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal
proceedings of University students, faculty, staff, or community.
Behaviors include, but are not limited to, weapons on campus, significant inappropriate
disruption to the community, threats of harm to others, potential for safety being
Involuntary transportation to the hospital for alcohol and drug use/abuse. Involuntary
transportation may be provided by 911 first responders.