Metropolitan Community College offers procedures and resources for students, faculty and staff to address student distress, concerning behaviors and conflicts affecting the college community. This involves a balance of individuals' rights, the safety of the campus community and the preservation of the educational environment.
Student Intervention Team
The Student Intervention Team (SIT) provides interventions and assistance to students who are exhibiting concerning behaviors, both to support students and assist faculty/staff. We want to support our students who may be experiencing challenges that may hinder their educational goals.
The Behavioral Intervention Team is a team that meets regularly to:
- Act in a proactive manner to assist students,
- Provide consultation and support to faculty and staff,
- Connect students with needed resources, and
- Recommend interventions or sanctions.
The SIT process does not replace faculty classroom management, student code of conduct process, and/or public safety responses to incidents.
Behaviors of Concern
Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, theStudent Intervention Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.
Types of Behavior to Report
- Demonstrating disruptive or disturbing behavior, especially if it is getting worse or not changing after instructor attempts to intervene
- Showing dramatic changes in appearance, behavior or weight
- Making disturbing comments in conversation, e-mail, letters, social media postings or papers
- Sad, anxious or experiencing dramatic mood shifts
- Acting paranoid or suspicious
- Frequently angry or easily frustrated
HOW DO YOU REPORT?
Refer students, at the earliest point possible by submitting a SHARE form
a narrative of the behavior of concern you have witnessed. After a report is submitted the sIT will investigate the situation and pursue an appropriate intervention.
Although the action/outcome will depend on the situation, the SIT will intervene in support of the person of concern, as well as in support of the college policies and procedures.
SIT is not a crisis response team but acts in a proactive manner to assist identified students and acts to prevent violence on campus.
IMMINENT SITUATIONS OR THREATENING BEHAVIOR: Remember: Safety First!
If you are concerned for your own or others’ safety, do not hesitate to call MCC College Police 531-622-2222 or 911.
Student Intervention Team Members
- Julie Langholdt, Dean of Student Advocacy and Accountability
- Everette Oredein, Assistant Director of Student Advocacy and Accountability
- Hector Martinez, Executive Director of the Career and Academic Skills Center
- Kyran Connor, Executive Director of South Omaha Campus
- Thomas Gilmore, Executive Director of Elkhorn Valley Campus
- Claudia Cano, South Express Operations Coordinator
- Alex Lovrien, Director of Workforce Training
- Susan Trinkle, Dean of Humanities and the Arts
- Art Brown, Dean of Information Technology
- Ryan Stamm, Disability Support Services Counselor
- Dave Bell, Deputy Chief of MCC Police
- Dave Dibelka, MCC Police Captain