The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is an interdisciplinary team that identifies and ministers to students deemed to be at risk to themselves or others socially, mentally, physically, and/or spiritually.

Make a referral

To make a referral to the Behavioral Intervention Team, please speak with John Rathje ( 734-995-7419; or any member of the team:

  • Rev. John Rathje (Chair) x7419 - Dean of Students
  • Dr. Erin Laverick x7513 - Asst. VP of Academics
  • Rev. Randy Duncan x7328 - Campus Pastor
  • Dieter Heren x7502 - Director, Campus Safety
  • Kimberly Bentley x7582 - Assoc. Director, Academic Resource Center
  • Kara Alfano x7481 - Academic Advisor
  • Samantha Capuzzi x7434 - Academic Advisor
  • Kaylee Tucker x7312 - Academic Advisor
  • Ashley Spiegelberg x7532 - Academic Advisor
  • Aysha Abiade x7316 - Dir. CAPS
  • Kate Edge x7329 - Asst. Athletic Director
  • Jamie Wyly x7342 - Dir. Residence Life

What kind of assistance does the BIT offer students?

The chair of the BIT relays the circumstances of the referral. Other members of the BIT contribute their knowledge about, or interactions with, the student. The BIT members assess the student’s situation from a broad range of perspectives and create a plan of care for the student. The plan of care is an individualized arrangement that involves connecting the student with resources on- and/or off-campus. The student is typically monitored until a pattern of wellness is established.

Will my referral remain anonymous?

Your name will not be revealed to the student. However, the student will be informed of the specific observations that were described to BIT. Depending on the circumstances of these observations, the student may or not be able to discern who made the referral.