Quinebaug Valley Community College is committed to the goal of achieving equal educational opportunity and full participation for individuals with disabilities.
For more information, please visit the Disability and Accessibility Services page >>
Emergency situations can arise on our campus from time to time, with a variety of reasons and sources for the emergency.
Our primary goal with any emergency is to save and protect lives and to assist the college community to hasten the resumption of normal campus operations as quickly as possible
For more information, please visit the Emergency Response Information page >>
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) protects student and employees, from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities.
The requirements of Title IX pertaining to sexual harassment also covers sexual violence and domestic violence.
For more information, please visit the Sexual Harassment and Title IX page >>
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at QVCC is comprised of representatives from several areas across the College, who bring their collective expertise to assess and respond to students of concern, both situational and behavioral. Situations can vary both in type and level of urgency. Student related concerns can be referred to BIT by faculty, staff, students and/or community members.
Please see below for some examples of concerns considered by BIT:
- Mental, emotional, and minor physical health concerns
- Behavioral and social concerns
- Unusual emotional displays, including but not limited to, crying and/or noticeable anger
- Students appearing unwell or unhygienic
While BIT remains a resource, the following situations are not handled by BIT, but should be referred to the following resources or entities:
- Students who are experiencing suicidal ideation and seek out crisis counseling at local service providers, such as United Services or Day Kimball Healthcare.
- Sexual Harassment and Assault (Title IX) and Student Code of Conduct violations, which should be referred to the Associate Dean of Student Development.
Immediate threats to the College community. Please refer to the Crisis Management Guide, for more information on how to manage an emergency.
The purpose of BIT is to consider each risk case from multiple lenses, assess the level of potential risk to the student and/or others, and triage by connecting students to appropriate resources.
BIT, in consultation with faculty, staff and potentially other students, considers threat levels to the community regarding a student of concern and determines an appropriate response and follow-up.
Meet the Team
BIT is comprised of representatives from the College listed below:
Dr. Tanaya Walters
Campus Associate Dean of Student Development/Committee Chair
Associate Dean of Campus Operations
Campus Lead Advising
Acting Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services
Registrar/Campus Supervisor, Enrollment Services
Disability & Accessibility Services
Campus Supervisor – Financial Aid
TimelyCare is a telehealth program for students that provides access to free,24/7/365 medical and mental virtual health care from anywhere in the United States.
For more information, please visit TimelyCare >>
If you are experiencing a medical and/or mental health emergency, please call 911. Signs of a mental health emergency may include: feeling suicidal and/or wanting to harm self or others; severe disorientation or feeling out of touch with reality; severe inability to function; or feeling out of control and severely distraught.
United Services provides mobile and walk-in crisis management services and can be reached 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Crisis Hotline: 860.774.2020
1007 N Main St, Dayville, CT 06241
140 N Frontage Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Asking for help is a sign of courage, strength and empowerment. Help is available.