BCC’s Behavioral Assessment Team is committed to promoting a safe and welcoming campus
through a pro-active, collaborative, and thoughtful process in addressing the diverse
psycho-social, emotional and behavioral needs of our students.
What does a Behavioral Assessment Team do?
Our purpose is to assist students experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties,
by evaluating their needs and providing appropriate support and referrals. Our team
meets twice monthly and on a as needed basis to review student issues and follow-up
on any concerns.
Our team is intentionally comprised of members of diverse areas of the college with
expertise in areas that will best support our students.
The members are:
- Dean of Student Affairs
- Staff Assistant to Dean of Student Affairs
- Personal Counselor
- Director of Safety and Security
- Director of TRIO Student Support Services.
Is it an Emergency?
If a student is at imminent risk, and is attempting to seriously hurt themselves or
harm someone else, possesses a weapon, or their behavior is out of control — you should
call 911 immediately, followed by Security at 413-499-4660 EXT. 6100.
Call 911 (Manually Dial)
Reasons to Notify the Team
Generally, you would notify the Team if you are concerned about a student. It may
be something you notice in their behavior or it could be that you have a “gut feeling”
that they are in distress.
Some of the possible warning signs are:
What else could I do to be helpful?
- Talk to the student and share your concern.
- Be direct and specific — “I’ve noticed you seem really down lately; you don’t seem
- Listen with sensitivity and offer hope.
- Refer student to one of the resources listed below.
- If you are on campus, walk with the student to the appropriate resource.
It will be more helpful for the student to connect with resources other than you as
their only connection. Your role is to serve as a bridge to foster these connections.
Submit a Concern
Do you have a concern about an individual on campus? Submit your concerns to the BAT
Please note: Matters concerning grades, academic progress, financial aid and other
issues associated with a student's academic program at BCC should be directed to the
appropriate college Dean and should not be reported through a BAT reporting process.
Submit a Concern