Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

The mission of the UH West Oʻahu Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is to promote a safe and effective learning and working environment for all currently enrolled students and employees by assisting individuals who may be exhibiting concerning behaviors work towards engaging with the campus community in a positive and appropriate manner.

You can reach us at uhwobit@hawaii.edu.

Maintaining Safe Learning and Working Environments

To carry out its mission, the UH West Oʻahu BIT will:

  1. Assist individuals of concern and or faculty, staff and administrators dealing with individuals of concern;
  2. Address behavior issues by individuals of concern reported by faculty, staff, students and community members, as deemed necessary by the BIT;
  3. Recommend appropriate intervention strategies;
  4. Gather and document information and assess situations involving individuals of concern;
  5. Connect individuals of concern with internal and external resources when necessary;
  6. Monitor individuals of concern (when identified by the BIT) who remain currently enrolled students or currently employed here at UH West Oʻahu;
  7. Identify individuals whose behavior is considered a health and safety issue and deal with the issue(s) appropriately in the best interest of the University;
  8. Assists the campus Crisis Management Team, when necessary, in accordance with EP 9.210, Workplace Non-Violence Policy.
  9. Build campus awareness on BIT reporting and BIT processes within the campus community.

To report an Individual of Concern, please fill this report form.

When to contact BIT

Contact the BIT with concerns about the physical, emotional, and behavioral well-being or safety of a UH West Oʻahu student, faculty, staff or community member, including (but not limited to):

  • Self-injurious or erratic behavior
  • Disruptive patterns of behavior
  • Displaced anger, changes in demeanor or any other concerning behavior, whether in person or online 

Referrals to the BIT should never be considered an emergency. 

For emergency, call UH West Oʻahu Campus Security at (808) 689-2911.

Need to report an individual of concern?