About Us

Our Mission

The Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) is a campus wide team designed to support the health, safety, and success of the IUPUI community.

Our Purpose

The Behavioral Consultation Team provides consultation, makes recommendations for action, and coordinates campus resources in response to reports of disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by students, staff or faculty.

Examples of concerning behavior include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavior that appears to be dangerous or threatening to oneself or others.
  • Bizarre or strange behavior such as acting "out of touch" with reality.
  • Angry, hostile, or abusive behavior.
  • Observed behaviors that lead to concerns about someone's well being.
  • Other behavior that is inappropriate, worrisome, or disruptive.

All concerns requiring immediate attention (criminal, violent, threatening, or imminent suicidal behavior) should be directed to the University Police.

The BCT does not enact sanctions or administer policy regarding referrals. However, the BCT can coordinate and share information with units that may take administrative actions.

When there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others, the BCT will share information with units responsible for evaluating the need for immediate detention; refer to the Critical Threat Assessment Team; or, provide emergency notification of others.

The BCT may also recommend that reports be made to offices responsible for conduct/disciplinary action (student, staff or faculty).

In some cases, there may be no violation of campus rules or policies, but the behavior may evoke alarm or concern among involved persons. The BCT provides consultation and recommendations to the appropriate parties, such as: classroom or workplace management strategies; behavioral contract development; communicating concerns; and, awareness of campus resources and services.