Campus Safety should be contacted immediately (360.475.7800) if you are feel threatened or having difficulty controlling a student's or non-student's behavior.
Problems with a student or non-student in your class: The instructor sets the tone by clearly articulating expectations for classroom behavior to the students. The course syllabus is a good place to communicate this information. Disorderly or abusive behavior that interferes with the rights of others or which obstructs or disrupts teaching, research and classroom function is not allowed. It is highly recommended that you consult with your Dean/Supervisor throughout the process. The Incident Report Form is used to refer student and document the event.
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): The BIT consists of members representing different departments including Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Title IX Coordinator, Vice President of Student Service/Achievement, and Dean of Student Development. You may file a report to the BIT that do not require immediate attention.
The goal of the BIT is to intervene in a situation before it escalates into an urgent matter. By having referrals come to a central location, we are better able to determine if an individual poses, or may reasonably pose, a threat of violence to self, others, or the Olympic College community. For this reason if you have concerns, we ask you to use the Incident Report Form immediately following an event. We will sort through the details of each referral and determine if or what response is warranted.
Depending on the issues you may refer students to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) through the same Incident Report Form for behaviors that do not require immediate attention. The BIT consists of members from different departments (i.e., Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Title IX, Vice President Student Service/Achievement, Student Development). The goal of the BIT is to intervene in a student situation before it escalates into an urgent matter. For this reason faculty or staff with concerns for a student are asked to use the Incident Report Form, as soon as possible, following and an event. Please do not worry if your concerns are warranted or appropriate; we will sort through the details once we receive it, then meet to determine the best response.
Counselors: OC has four counseling faculty who are available to assist students and for faculty and staff consultation regarding behaviors that may impact students’ success. You may refer students directly to a counselor of your choice. For more information please call or email: 475.7530, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Visit us at Counseling Services or HSS 203.
Faviola Barbosa, the Associate Dean for Student Leadership & Success, will handle Student Conduct issues. All students at Olympic College have the right to attend school without being harassed, intimidated, or threatened. We have a "zero tolerance" policy with regards to potentially violent/harmful situations. (360.475.7443, email@example.com)
Olympic College provides equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to race or ethnicity, creed, color, sex, pregnancy or family status, national origin, age, marital status, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its educational programs, admissions, activities, and employment policies, in keeping with the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws. Please direct Title IX inquiries to Cheryl in CSC 317 360-475-7125, firstname.lastname@example.org or via her assistant, Athena Higgins, at 360-475-7740, email@example.com.
The Early Alert Program is part of Olympic College’s campus-wide effort to improve student retention. If you have a concern about a student’s academic progress (i.e., absences, missed assignments, failing grades), feel free to use the Starfish/Early Alert process. For referal concerns contact Trish Christean, Lead Early Alert Counselor at 360.475.7763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.