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Behavioral Support Intervention Team - BSIT

Reporting Concerns to the Behavioral Intervention Support Team (BSIT)

Recognize.                Respond.                Refer.                Report.

REPORTING CONCERNS TO THE BSIT

  • Report all incidents and concerns that you have regarding a student’s behavior to the BSIT, including as much detail as possible about the behavior/incident.  Use your judgment as to what is reportable, erring on the side of over-reporting if in doubt.
  • Reporting a student in crisis does not preclude taking additional action such as contacting your Dean, Counseling and Psychological Services, Public Safety, etc.  This action should then be followed by contacting a BSIT member.
ChairpersonDr. Sharlene Wedin843-792-0686
College of Dental MedicineDr. Lindsey Hamil843-792-3928
College of Graduate StudiesDr. Steve Kubalak843-792-0624
College of Health ProfessionsDr. Nancy Carson843-792-2239
College of MedicineDr. Myra Haney Singleton843-792-1672
College of NursingDr. Tatiana Davidson843-792-1866
College of PharmacyDr. Shannon Drayton843-792-0274
Education & Student LifeDr. TaJuan Wilson843-792-2146
Public SafetyChief Kevin Kerley843-792-6207
Risk ManagementMr. Wayne Brannanadvisory
University CounselMs. Annette Drachmanadvisory

   IN CASES OF EMERGENCY

Reporters must contact MUSC Public Safety or 911 FIRST if the individual:

  • Poses an immediate threat to self or others
  • Experiences a medical emergency (e.g., seizure, loss of consciousness)
The BSIT plays a secondary role to all urgent circumstances and should be contacted only after initial emergency notifications are made.

Campus Safety Emergency Numbers

911

  843-792-4196

(if calling from off campus or cell)

If emergency assistance is needed outside regular business hours, please contact 911.  Follow-up during the next business day with a BSIT member to complete a BSIT Student Incident Referral form.

You may choose to remain anonymous.  Based on what the BSIT finds, struggling students will have the option to receive free counseling.  In some cases, no response may be necessary, or an immediate intervention might be called for.

Types of Behaviors to Report Include:

  • Classroom disruption
  • Intoxication on campus
  • Threatening words or actions
  • Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
  • Observed self-injurious behavior (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Threatening online postings in social media
  • Acts motivated by hatred or discrimination
  • Paranoia
  • Stalking
  • Relationship violence
  • Harassment or bullying
  • Extreme changes in personality
  • Suicidal behaviors, including

o   Threats (“I am going to kill myself.”)

o   Gestures (giving away belongings, etc.)

o   Ideation (“I’ve always thought about killing myself.”)

o   Attempts