Office of Student Affairs
Overview & Mission
The University of Texas at Tyler cares about our students' success, not only academically but emotionally and physically. Because of our commitment, we provide several departments and services across campus that respond to our students' unique needs; however, sometimes students do not ask for help with they need it. Through the creation of a collaborative interdisciplinary team, the university will provide a caring, confidential program of identification, intervention and response in order to provide students with the greatest opportunity for success and the university community with the greatest level of protection.
The mission of the Behavioral Intervention Team is to: assist in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the students and members of the UT Tyler community; support student success; provide a comprehensive response to students whose behavior is disruptive to themselves or the educational environment. The BIT is one of several resources available to the campus community to address these concerns. Other offices with similar purpose include Residence Life & Judicial Affairs, Student Counseling Center, UT Tyler Police Department and the Office of Student Accessibility.
If you are concerned about the behavior of a student, please use the link below to report that information to the BIT. Please include all relevant information you can in the forms on that page before clicking on the submit button. Please include your contact information so we can follow up if we need more information. If you have an immediate concern, please contact UPD at 903.566.7300 or dial 911 if it is an emergency.
If you have any questions or concerns for the BIT about a student or an incident, contact the BIT at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903.565.5946. If you wish to speak directly to a staff member about the behavior of a student, please contact one of the following offices:
Residence Life: If the student lives on campus (in University Pines, Patriot Village or Ornelas Hall) or if you believe the behavior is a violation of UT Tyler policy, please contact the Residence Life Office at 903.566.7008.
Student Counseling Center: If you have questions or concerns about a student's behavior and would like to consult with a counselor, please contact the Student Counseling Center at 903.565.5746 or the 24-hour crisis line at 903.566.7254.
University Police: If you have an immediate concern or feel the student's behavior puts themselves or someone else at risk, please contact UT Tyler Police Department at 903.566.7300, or dial 911 if it is an emergency.