Behavioral Intervention

Lake Land College is concerned about the welfare and safety of its students, faculty, and staff and is devoted to creating an environment in which individuals can work without disruptions. Behavioral Interventions are essential for providing support to those students who display challenging behaviors. While interacting with students across the College, staff may be confronted with situations in which a student displays concerning behaviors, makes concerning comments, is disruptive to the campus environment, or creates an environment that may be intimidating or threatening to others. The Behavioral Intervention/Violence Prevention Plan and BIT are designed to assist them.

Submit a Behavioral Intervention report


In need of assistance?
 Call 911 in the event of an emergency or crisis.
Call 217-234-5232 for Counseling Services.
Call 217-234-5250 for the Vice President for Student Services.
Call 217-234-5432 for immediate, non-emergency police assistance.
Call 217-234-5066 for the LLC Police Department office or voicemail.

Purpose

The Behavioral Intervention/Violence Prevention Plan was developed around implementation of a Behavioral Intervention/Violence Prevention Team (BIT). The overall goal of the BIT is to promote a safe environment focused on student learning and student development for all students and staff. The BIT seeks to formalize the College’s processes for greater communication, collaboration, and coordination in responding to concerns regarding student behavior.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Behavioral Intervention/Violence Prevention Team (BIT) is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to serve six major functions for the college:

  1. Provide staff training to recognize concerning, disruptive and/or threatening behavior
  2. Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff, and administration in assisting students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors
  3. Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors including implementation of a formal threat assessment process
  4. Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions
  5. Connect students with needed campus and community resources
  6. Monitor ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior

Team Members

Team Member Position at LLC Office Number Email Address
Brandon Colvin Chair of Behavioral Intervention Team 217-234-5294 bcolvin@lakelandcollege.edu
Emily Hartke Chair of Counseling and Judicial Affairs Advisement 217-234-5340 ehartke@lakelandcollege.edu
Beth Gerl Vice President for Student Services 217-234-5250 bgerl@lakelandcollege.edu
Jeff Branson Chief of Police 217-234-5433 jbranson@lakelandcollege.edu
Judy Bennett Developmental Reading and Writing Instructor/Coordinator 217-234-5064 jbennett9516@lakelandcollege.edu
Beulah Uphoff Nursing Instructor 217-234-5349 buphoff12042@lakelandcollege.edu

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