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BIT Referral

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 created the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). In order to promote the safety and health of its students, the BIT addresses student behaviors that are disruptive and may include mental health and/or safety issues.

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 compromised

Involuntary transportation to the hospital for alcohol and drug use or abuse. Involuntary transportation may be provided by 911 first responders.