Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

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Welcome to BIT

What We Do

The SBCC Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) (previously known as PIRT) is committed to ensuring community wellness and safety through a proactive, collaborative, coordinated, objective, and thoughtful approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention and management of situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the individual as well as the campus community.


Members of BIT include;

Arturo RodriguezDean of Educational Programs                   

Dr. Christopher JohnsonAssociate Dean of Educational Programs

Laura Fariss,  Director of Student Health and Wellness 

Alyson Bostwick,  Personal Counselor

Lacey PetersPersonal Counselor

Jana GarnettDirector of DSPS

Darren PhillipsDSPS Service Provider

Eric FloresAcademic Counselor

Erik Fricke, Director of Security

Gordon CoburnAssociate Professor, Addictive Disorders Counseling

Carola SmithDirector of International Programs

Elias Villanueva, Academic Counselor

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