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.

Addressing Student Crisis Guide

The Addressing Student Crisis Guide is a resource available for faculty and staff.  The Guide provides information in regard to how to engage a student in situations where the student may be experiencing stress.  Additionally, the Guide includes contact and referral information that may be useful when assisting a student in a crisis situation.  In situations where there is immediate danger to yourself or others, call 911 or Metropolitan State University Public Safety Office at:

Saint Paul Safety Officer
Desk Phone: 651-793-1717
Cell Phone: 651-775-0444
Library Safety Officer: 651-775-0715 (cell)
Parking Ramp Cell: 651-368-4297
Parking Ramp Desk: 651-793-1730
Student Center Cell: 651-775-6724

Minneapolis Safety Officer
Cell Phone: 612-659-6910
Emergency: 612-659-6900

Midway Safety Officer
Cell Phone: 651-775-6122
After Hours Answering Service: 651-793-1700

Brooklyn Park (LECJEC) Campus
Cell: 763-238-5530

View Responding and Helping Students in Crisis

Access the Code of Conduct Incident Reporting Form (.html) to confidentially report a concern and/or submit a report.

Submitted reports are processed during normal business hours and responded to as quickly as possible. Please note they are not monitored after hours, on the weekends, or on holidays. If there is an immediate concern about a student contact Safety and Security or 911.

Executive Sponsor:
Roberta Anderson, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success

Chair:
Herbert King, Dean of Students

Administrative Support:
Blong Yang, Assistant to the Interim Associate Provost for Student Success

Members:

  • Daryl Johnson, registrar
  • Deborah Mosby, Faculty member 
  • Herbert King, Dean of Students
  • Julio Essex Vargas, director, Admissions
  • Lois Larson, director, Financial Aid
  • Matthew Idzik, Academic Advisor 
  • Michael Peterson, staff, Counseling Services
  • Michelle Filkins, Faculty member
  • Renee Beaulieu-Banks, specialist/ombudsperson, Student Success 
  • Rhona Leibel, Faculty member
  • Thomas Boylan, TRIO Advisor/Retention Services
  • Thomas Maida, director, Safety and Security

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

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