*** 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:
Andrew Melendres, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Joan Loshek, Judicial Affairs Officer
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
Wondering when to contact BIT? FAQs are available.
Additional mental health resources and consultation can be accessed through Counseling Services.