Violence in the Workplace

Introduction Managing the Aftermath of an Incident
Policy Employee Responsibilities
  Examples of Prohibited Behavior Supervisor Responsibilities
  Warning Signs Management Responsibilities
  De-Escalating Threatening Behavior
Quick Reference Sheet
  Behavioral Intervention Team Online Training
  Being Prepared

Behavioral Intervention Team

What is the purpose of the Team?

The BIT is a multidisciplinary, response team for evaluating incidents of potential or actual workplace violence within the UCSC community. The specific functions of the BIT are to: (1) collect information on the incident, (2) assess the potential for escalation to violence, and (3) advise managers on providing a coordinated campus response. The BIT team works closely with University Police who conduct threat assessment.

How do I submit a case to the Team?

For an employee of concern, reports should be submitted through Staff Human Resources or Academic Personnel Office. Reports involving students of concern should be submitted through the Dean of Students.

Who is on the Team?

The core Team is made up of members of the following campus units:

  • Colleges, Housing and Educational Services
  • Risk and Safety Services
  • University Police
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Risk Services
  • Dean of Students

Any emergency, perceived emergency, or suspected criminal conduct should be immediately reported to the UCSC Police Department. If someone is acting violently or is threatening someone, call 911 for immediate police response.