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Behavioral Intervention Team

The mission of the Grayson College Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is to promote student, faculty and staff success and campus safety by identifying individuals who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of possible disruptive or violent behavior and intervene at the earliest possible point.

The focus is care and concern for students, faculty members or staff members who may be in distress. Team members coordinate resources and implement a coordinated response with the goal of providing assistance to the individual while mitigating risk in an effort to keep the GC community healthy and safe.

When to make a report

Is someone you know...

  • experiencing a decline in work or academic performance?
  • demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior?
  • showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight?
  • having problems at home, with classes or work?
  • making disturbing comments in conversation, email, letters, social media postings or papers?
  • sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts?
  • abusing alcohol or drugs?
  • isolating themselves socially?
  • acting paranoid or suspicious?
  • frequently angry or easily frustrated?
  • struggling with health problems?

These behaviors, especially when more than one are present, may be signs that a student, faculty member or staff member is in distress.

Your confidential report to GC’s Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) can make a difference.

How to Make a Report

Submit a BIT Referral

Telephone: 903-463-8777

This number is answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. If a full-time staff person is not available to answer the phone, callers may leave a message and the message will be forwarded directly to the Behavior Intervention Team.


What does BIT need to know?

Providing as much information as possible is essential!

  • Student, faculty or staff member’s name and ID number (if known). 
  • Brief factual description of the incident or behavior.
  • Direct quotes whenever possible.
  • Where and when the incident or behavior occurred.
  • Names and contact information of witnesses.
  • Your name, position and complete contact information.
  • Include all emails or other information you have.
  • Always save voice recordings, text messages and emails on the device that received them.

BIT Team Members

Grayson College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management 

Campus Police facility is located on the east side of parking lot P-6, Main Campus
Normal office hours of operation: 7AM - 5PM

Dr. Molly Harris
Dean of Student Affairs

Barbara Malone
Director of Counseling and Social Services