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*** If you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 911 ***

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a campus resource established to act as a multidisciplinary, central network to receive, collect, assess, and when it deems appropriate, act upon information on behavior of concern exhibited by a student or group of students. 

Examples of such instances include but are not limited to: 

  • Dangerous or threatening behavior to oneself or others
  • Angry, hostile, abusive troubling behavior
  • Other inappropriate or disruptive behavior

Metropolitan State is concerned about the safety, health, and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff.  To confidentially report a concern, e-mail BIT. You can expect a response within 2 business days. If this is an non-life threatening emergency, contact Campus Security (651-793-1725).

 BIT includes membership from across the University:

Executive Sponsor:  
Andrew Melendres, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Herbert King, Dean of Students

Administrative Support:    
Elise Hanson, OAS, Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

Bruce Willms, Acting Dean Library & Information Services 
Daryl Johnson, Registrar
Debra Dornfeld, Academic Advisor
Lois Larson, Director of Financial Aid
Renee Beaulieu-Banks, Student Success Specialist/Ombudsperson
Roberta Anderson, Director of Gateway
Roberta Gibbons, Faculty
Tadael Emiru, Interim Dean of Students
Thomas Boylan, Special Project Manager - Retention Specialist
Thomas Maida, Director of Safety and Security
Vesna Hampel-Kozar, Director of Counseling & Career Services

To report behavior potentially violates the Student Code of Conduct Policy, contact Judicial Affairs.

Wondering when to contact BIT? FAQs are available.

Additional mental health resources and consultation can be accessed through Counseling Services.

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