Viterbo University has established a CARE (Campus Assessment, Referral, and Education) team, previously known as the BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team), to assist in addressing situations in which students are displaying behaviors that are concerning, disruptive, or threatening in nature and that potentially impede their own and others' ability to function successfully or safely.  Here you will find our mission, goals, responsibilities, and identified members of our Viterbo University CARE team.


The CARE team is a campus-wide team of appointed employees responsible for identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns and/or disruptive behaviors by students, employees, and community members who struggle academically, emotionally, or psychologically, or who present a risk to the health or safety of the university or its members.


  • Provide a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for members of the university community.
  • Identify, assess, and intervene with individuals who are struggling or who demonstrate concerning or threatening behavior.
  • Provide support and resources to community members who are concerned for another individual.


  1. Developing and implementing educational and training programs for all members of the university community regarding behavioral assessment.
  2. Receive, coordinate and assess referrals received regarding individuals of concern.
  3. Coordinate interventions and resource assistance for individuals of concern.

CARE Team Members

  • Director of Counseling Services (co-chairperson)
  • Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students (co-chairperson)
  • First-Year Residence Halls Area Coordinator
  • Athletics Representative (appointed)
  • Director of Campus Safety and Security
  • Director of Advising and Career Development
  • Director of the Academic Resource Center
  • Faculty Representative (elected)

What if I am concerned about a student?

If you are concerned about a student in our Viterbo Community please let the CARE team know.  You can fill out a CARE report by going to "Viterbo Speaks Up" and clicking on CARE report or by clicking here.