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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

Click below to complete the online BIT Referral form:  

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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.

Email: police@grayson.edu


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 
903-463-8777

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

Amanda Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, Academic and Career Advisor
903-463-8694  
gordona@grayson.edu

Dr. Dava Washburn
Associate VP for Academic and Student Affairs
903-463-8634
washburnd@grayson.edu


Jeffri Johnson Hodge
Disability Services Coordinator
903-463-8751
hodgej@grayson.edu

Matt Hamilton
History Professor
903-415-2621
hamiltonm@grayson.edu

Barbara Malone
Director of Counseling/BIT Consultant
Licensed Professional Counselor/Career Advisor
903-463-8730
maloneb@grayson.edu