Behavioral Intervention

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The Monroe Community College Behavioral Early Alert Team (B.E.A.T.) provides coordinated support for students in distress and addresses concerns about student behavior and personal issues, including mental health concerns.  B.E.A.T. gathers information from personal contact with students, faculty, staff and family members, as well as from reports submitted by members of the community.

B.E.A.T. is committed to the following:

  • Identifying students of concern who are in need of extra support
  • Assessing the most appropriate way to intervene and support a student
  • Addressing student behaviors that impact our community
  • Intervening so a student may achieve academic and personal success
  • Balancing the needs of an individual student with the needs of the community

When to be concerned

Community members (faculty, staff, students) are encouraged to report concerns about students who may pose a danger to themselves or others, who may be in distress, or whose behavior is disruptive to others in the community.

Please Note: If you believe a student may pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of themselves or others, call Public Safety immediately at (585) 292-2911 (x2911 from a campus phone).

Reasons to refer a student to B.E.A.T. include:

  • The student remains distressed following attempts by you and others to be helpful.
  • The student becomes increasingly isolated, unkempt, irritable, disconnected.
  • The student's academic or social performance deteriorates.
  • The student's behavior reflects increased hopelessness or helplessness.
  • The student shows significant and marked changes in behavior or mood.
  • The student expresses thoughts of suicide or other acts of self-harm.
  • The student makes threats or displays aggression directed toward themself or others
  • The student demonstrates an inability to care for oneself.
  • The student discloses personal issues/mental health diagnoses/other issues that are impeding their ability to participate in academic programs.

How to refer a student to B.E.A.T.

To refer a student to B.E.A.T. for follow up, please fill out a Behavioral Incident Report. Please keep your comments in the report as objective as possible.

If you have subjective information to add to the report or would like to follow up via phone, email or in person, please contact the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office at (585) 292-2023.

B.E.A.T members

The Associate Vice President, Student Services and the Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities co-chair B.E.A.T.  Members of the team include:

  • Associate Vice President, Student Services
  • Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Director, Housing and Residence Life
  • Director, Housing and Residence Life
  • Director, Public Safety
  • Investigator, Public Safety
  • Director, Counseling and Disability Services
  • Director, Health Services

"As needed" members include:

  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Director, Athletics
  • Assistant Director, Disability Services
  • Student Success Coaches