The Care Coordinator at Austin Peay State University is within the Student Affairs division and is responsible for providing comprehensive care and support to students facing various challenges, including mental health, physical health, personal crises, and other barriers to academic success. The Care Coordinator works directly with students and collaboratively with university stakeholders to ensure students have the necessary resources and assistance to thrive.
The BIT/CARE form is intended to provide guidance in those instances where a university community member becomes aware of a person whose behavior is concerning, or whom you are concerned about. In particular, this report facilitates the reporting of questions or concerns about any student who may pose a potential threat to their own health and safety or to the health and safety of others.
Behavioral Intervention Team
What is the CARE/BIT?
The focus of APSU’s CARE/Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to encourage faculty, staff, and students to communicate and respond regarding students of concern. Whenever concerning students and their situations are brought to the attention of the intervention team, BIT members meet to gather data and plan for a coordinated response. The ultimate goal is to provide students of concern with assistance, to mitigate risk, or both. The BIT’s ultimate goal is to help keep the APSU community healthy and safe through early, appropriate intervention and to promote a safe environment focused on student learning and success. The campus community will be educated on an ongoing basis regarding the team and its operations and how to respond to students of concern. Use the CARE/BIT form to refer a member of the campus community to the team.
Who's on the team?
- Gregory Singleton, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students: University Center 206 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Joe Mills, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Director of Housing, Residence Life & Dining Services: Miller Hall 121 email@example.com
- Crystal Henson, Director of Boyd Health Services & Counseling Services: Ard Building (Corner of College St. and University Ave.) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jamie McCrary, Director of Student Disability Resource Center: University Center 114 email@example.com
- Alexandra Wills, Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement: 322 Home Ave. (Corner of Home Ave. and West Ave.- white house, red door) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sammie Williams, Chief of Police: Shasteen email@example.com
- Michael Kasitz, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety: Shasteen firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tucker Brown, Interim Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs: Browning 109 email@example.com
- Corey Harkey, Associate General Counsel: Browning 151 firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. If you are interested in being trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) please reach out to Sharon West at email@example.com or Claudia Alonzo firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources if you or someone you know is in crisis:
- APSU Counseling Services: Ard Building- Corner of College St. & University Ave. (931) 221-6162
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
- Crisis Text Line: Text "TN" to 741741
- Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255 and Press 1
- The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+): (866) 488-7386
- APSU Student Affairs: University Center, Room 206 (931) 221-7341
- APSU Campus Police: Shasteen Building (931) 221-7786