Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Behavior Consultation

Behavior Consultation Team


The Behavior Consultation Team (BCT) is designed for early intervention regarding behavioral issues to help support the health, safety, and success of the IU Northwest community.


The Behavior Consultation Team is a campus wide team that provides consultation, makes recommendations for action and coordinates campus resources in response to reports of disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by students, staff or faculty.

Examples of such instance include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavior that appears to be dangerous or threatening to oneself or others.
  • Bizarre or strange behavior such as acting out of touch with reality
  • Angry, hostile or abusive behavior.
  • Other behavior that is inappropriate, worrisome or disruptive

Individuals wishing to communicate with the BCT should call the Dean of Students at (219) 981-5660.

Report Concerning Behavior

**All concerns requiring immediate attention (violent, threatening or imminent suicidal behavior) should be directed to the University Police**

BCT membership

  • Beth Tyler, Dean of Students (Chair)
  • Barbara Dahl, Diretor of Counseling Services
  • Wayne James, Chief of Police
  • Mianta Diming, Director, Human Resources
  • Marshelia Harris, MSW, Visiting Lecturer, Division of Social Work
  • Brandon Campbell, Sergeant, IU Northwest Police

The BCT does not enact sanctions or administer policy regarding referrals; however the BCT can coordinate and share information with units that may take administrative actions such as: evaluation for immediate detention; conduct/disciplinary action; emergency notification of others; parental/guardian notification; and recommend medical/psychological evaluation and/or permission to receive such records.

In some cases, there may be no violation of campus rules or policies, but the behavior may evoke alarm or concern among involved persons. The BCT provides consultation and recommendations to the appropriate parties, such as: classroom or workplace management strategies; behavioral contract development; awareness of campus resources and services; and possible mediation. Each situation will be evaluated individually and recommendations will be made accordingly.