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Behavioral Support Intervention Team - BSIT

BSIT Cares

Recognize.                Respond.                Refer.                Report.

BSIT Cares is a set of resources that have been established to protect the health and safety of our community at MUSC.  Maintaining a safe environment allows students to focus on their education and get the most out of their time at the University.

If there are concerns regarding a student’s own safety or the safety of others, please contact BSIT.

Behavioral Support Intervention Team (BSIT)

The BSIT is designed to reach out to students who seem to be hurting or struggling, and to help maintain a safe campus by intervening when potential red flag behaviors are identified.  Reporting issues of concern can assist the BSIT in connecting students with the appropriate resources.

Being a student presents a host of challenges.  Sometimes those challenges can result in a student needing help in difficult times.  The BSIT works with students who need assistance with issues ranging from classroom disruption to threats of self-harm or harm to others. 

You can help keep MUSC safe.  Recognize.  Respond.  Refer.  Report.

Recognize:    

Be familiar with and acknowledge symptoms of distress.

Respond:       

Privately initiate contact with a student displaying symptoms of distress.  Express your concerns in behavioral, non-judgmental terms and listen to the student in a sensitive, non-threatening way. This action should then be followed by contacting any of the following BSIT members:

Refer:            

Know your limits as a help-giver; only go as far as your expertise, training, and resources allow.  When a student needs more help than you are able or willing to give, it is time to make a referral. You may suggest the student contact:

Counseling & Psychological Services                    843-792-4930

Disability Support Services                                    843-792-1282

Report:          

Report your concerns and actions taken with a student to the BSIT by contacting a BSIT team member. If there are concerns regarding student’s own safety or the safety of other students, we encourage you to make an immediate report. Contact BSIT.

Public Safety

Public Safety is responsible for creating and assuring a safe, orderly, and secure environment.  If you have immediate danger concerns or in an emergency situation. Call 911 or contact public safety at 792-4196.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPs) is responsible for providing assessment, counseling, workshops, group and couples therapy, consultation and referrals. For more information about CAPS contact 843-792-4930.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services is responsible for guaranteeing equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. For more information contact 843-792-1282.

Office of Gender Equity

The Office of Gender Equity has two principal missions: to educate the Medical University community regarding sexual harassment and gender equity issues, and to respond to and resolve complaints of gender discrimination or sexual harassment that involve faculty, students, or residents as either the complainant or the subject of the complaint.

BSIT was recently presented at an MUSC Appletree Session. 
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