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Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Student Behavior Consultation Team

Student Behavior Consultation Team

Mission

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

Purpose

The SBCT 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.

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 SBCT 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**

SBCT membership

  • Beth Tyler, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students (Chair)
  • Barbara Dahl, Director of Counseling Services
  • Wayne James, Chief of Police
  • Cynthia O'Dell, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
  • Marshelia Harris, BSW Field Coordinator, Division of Social Work
  • Davetta Haywood, Director, Student Support Services
  • Brandon Campbell, Sergeant, IU Northwest Police

The SBCT does not enact sanctions or administer policy regarding referrals; however the SBCT 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 SBCT 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.