When-to-Refer

When-to-Refer








Student Conduct

Behavioral Intervention (BIT)

Emergency situations,
immediate safety concerns, or
significant violations of the law

Significant disruption or behavior
that appears to have violated the
Student Code of Conduct
(including repetitive or flagrant
issues of academic dishonesty)

Concern for potential threat of
violence or significant concerns about
a student experiencing extreme
distress or engaging in harmful or
disruptive behaviors

Students only

Any person – student, staff, faculty,
visitor, parent, former student,
unknown, etc.

Immediately – especially when
safety is in question

Timely manner – preferably the
day of the incident

Timely manner – preferably the day of
the incident

Why

Mitigate immediate threats, or
for support while you
intervene/confront

Formal action by College to
address behavior and assign
sanctions

Awareness and assessment of
situation and take action as needed

How

Call 911 for emergencies or
security 785-9191; for nonemergencies,
security@westerntc.edu

Online incident report form
(http://www.westerntc.edu/incid
ent/) or email
mcneelys@westerntc.edu

Online incident report form
(http://www.westerntc.edu/incident/)
or email bit@westerntc.edu

When

Who

What

911 and/or Security (7859191)

Security – protection orders,
standby assistance, escort
Any person – student, staff,
faculty, visitor, parent, former
student, unknown, etc.