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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Georgia Southwestern State University students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Any behavioral issues or questions regarding behavioral issues are encouraged to be reported.

Report behaviors such as:

    • Violent fantasy content
    • Anger problems
    • Homicidal ideation
    • Stalking
    • Non-compliance or disciplinary matters
    • Interest in previous shooting situations
    • Paranoia
    • Violence and cruelty
    • Recent police contact
    • Mental health history related to risky behavior
    • Unusual interest in police, weapons, military, terrorist activities and materials
    • Anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed
    • Prolonged and significant difficulty with the demands of college
    • Pattern of relationship problems
    • Loner
    • Expressionless face
    • Use of drugs and/or alcohol
    • Suicidal ideation

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Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Success Center
Third Floor, Room 3435

229-931-2676
833-855-0079 24/7 hotline
student.rights@gsw.edu


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Mission
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Programs & Services
Goals
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The mission of the Georgia Southwestern State University Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to foster student engagement and success by promoting a campus culture of safety and well-being through education and awareness initiatives focused on individual responsibility and adherence to community standards of acceptable behavior and civic virtues outlined in the Student Conduct Code. The office will help students understand the impact of their behavior on the global community and to assist them with making future decisions that lead to personal and professional success.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law designed to protect the privacy of student records. More information.

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibility fulfills this mission by providing programs and services that:
  • develop, disseminate, interpret, and enforce campus regulations;
  • teach students about appropriate behavior and community membership;
  • provide programs and activities that foster students' intellectual, ethical and cultural development;
  • intervene effectively when behavior violates the Conduct Code;
  • encourage students to seek assistance through individual life coaching and wellness coaching sessions;
  • offer educational and leadership opportunities for students who participate in the operation of the Student Conduct Process; and
  • assist and advocate for students with non-academic complaints.

The goals of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities are:

  • to promote a campus environment that supports the overall educational mission of the University;
  • to create a climate of wellbeing and support;
  • protect the University community from disruption and harm;
  • to provide advocacy for all students;
  • to encourage appropriate standards of individual and group behavior; and
  • to foster ethical standards and civic virtues.

BIT Goals

GSW understands the climate that exists on college campuses. Additionally, each public
institution in Georgia has been directed by the Chancellor’s Office to develop a plan and
select a committee to address potential threats of this nature. In response, GSW has
established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) to serve as an additional measure for
campus safety. 

Our goals include:

  • Provide a safe physical environment for members of the university community
  • Provide a safe emotional environment for the university community
  • Promote peace of mind for friends and family of the university community