Behavioral Consultation Team

The Behavioral Consultation Team was formally created in 2008, following the Virginia Tech shootings, as a means to formalize the risk assessment process. For several years preceding, the group now known as the BCT met informally to discuss individual students of concern on an as needed basis. The BCT’s primary role is to assess and develop intervention plans for students, faculty or staff in distress; BCT members will also be part of the intervention. The CRT also is utilized when events reach a magnitude where additional staff support is needed, or in the cases where specific populations are impacted.  For example, the Director of the Center for Student Activities and Involvement would immediately be notified and tasked with responsibilities if the student involved was a member of a Greek organization.  The full CRT can also be called out to assist with large scale responses or for events.