Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)


If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please reach out by calling or texting 988.

Submit a BIT Report

Please make a report if you encounter an individual of concern whose behavior interferes with academic instruction and/or is perceived as a safety concern to students, staff, or property. The BIT form is for non-emergency situations and documentation after 911 has been called. 

For non-emergent information or training regarding BIT, call (505) 566-3588.

Submit BIT Report Online

What is Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)?

The San Juan College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created to provide caring, preventive, early intervention with individuals whose behaviors is disruptive or concerning. The Behavioral Intervention Team is an interdisciplinary committee of College officials who meet biweekly and as needed.

Educate the campus community about behaviors of concern and reporting procedures. A few of the core purposes of the BIT include these:

  • Provide consultation and support to students, faculty, staff, and administration in assisting individuals who display concerning or disruptive behaviors.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for reporting behavior that deviates from an established baseline
  • Triage reports – identifying patterns of aberrant behaviors that might suggest the need for an intervention.
  • Assess level of threat and level of risk.
  • Follow a formalized protocol of instructions for communication, coordination, and intervention.
  • Assess long-term success of interventions.

BIT Members

  • Stacey Allen, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator
  • Kenny Hibner, Director of Public Safety
  • Sara Holiday, Victim Advocate, FPD
  • Sandra Mascarenas Achievement Coach
  • Yolanda Benally, Dean of Students
  • Sherry Paxson, Dean of Health Sciences
  • Amanda Robles, Director of Student Engagement and Campus Life
  • Devin Andersen, Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life
  • Haley Parson, Academic Advisor 
  • Roberta Sakizzie, Student Counseling