Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment

KCC is concerned about the care, welfare, safety and security of everyone and is committed to providing an environment in which individuals are free to work, learn and teach without threats of intimidation and harm. The Campus Threat Assessment policy follows Illinois mandate Title 29: Emergency Services, Disasters, and Civil Defense, Section 305.80, Campus Threat Assessment Team (Behavioral Intervention Team).

Each higher education institution is required to develop and implement a Campus Threat Assessment Team to address behavior that could pose a threat to the campus community or facility. Students and employees of the college are usually the first to notice when a member of the community is distressed or behaving in a potentially dangerous or disruptive manner.

The goal of the Behavioral Intervention Team is to promote a safe environment for all students and staff. The team encourages members of the campus community to report behaviors that are concerning. This action enables intervention, support, and quick connections to appropriate resources. The team includes personnel from faculty, campus police, counseling, disability services, health care administration, and student affairs and human resources. The team also provides education about services at the college and in the community, including mental health services, crisis management and services for victims.

The college offers information sessions to students and employees on “Identifying Red Flag Behaviors” throughout the semester.

If a team member has contact with or receives a report on an individual who appears to be in imminent danger of harming himself/herself or has threatened to harm others, the member will call for an ambulance and/or the KCC Police Department as appropriate.

The Behavioral Intervention Team invites suggestions to improve its services and resources. Contact the BIT chair at

For more information on other emergency management efforts, contact the director of facilities and campus safety at 815-802-8173.