Student Behavioral Intervention Team

As part of our ongoing commitment to campus safety and well-being and in accordance with Purdue University Policies, Purdue University Northwest has created a Student Behavioral Intervention Team (SBIT).

SBIT provides a formalized institutional structure for a multidisciplinary team to identify and address potential student behavioral concerns.


  • Review reports of concerning behavior from the Campus community in order to provide early intervention to insure the health, safety, and success of Purdue University Northwest students.
  • Develop comprehensive support plans that focus on mitigating risks and promotes student well-being and academic success within Purdue University Policies.

Standing Members

  • Scott Iverson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Housing and Student Life
  • Debra Wysong, Director of the PNW Accessibility Center
  • Brian Miller, Director of Public Safety

Other members of the University community may be included depending upon the case. Members meet each week and in emergency circumstances.


  • Receive and review information about concerns regarding student behavior that is potentially harmful and/or disruptive to the University community.
  • Perform initial assessment of risk and develop a support plan, within existing University policies, to mitigate risk and promote student well-being and success. Provide follow-up and assessment of support.
  • Make recommendations for action and share information with University faculty, staff, and others, as appropriate, to assist with managing potentially harmful or disruptive behavior.
  • Identify University policy and procedural issues and recommend changes to appropriate entities.
  • Review SBIT procedures and protocols, and assess team effectiveness and compliance with University policies.