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Behavioral Intervention and Support Team (BIST)

The Behavioral Intervention and Support Team (BIST) is a cross-campus team that is committed to supporting CTX students in need of a campus-coordinated effort for additional support and care. As a university that serves with compassionate action, members of the Concordia University Texas community are strongly encouraged to express their concern about any student of concern or student in crisis by Submitting an Early Alert report to BIST.

Submit an Early Alert report
BIST Goals
  • Provide a campus-coordinated approach to student care and support
  • Manage each student case individually, confidentially, and with compassion
  • Initiate appropriate on-campus and external community intervention strategies to provide appropriate timely resources to the student of concern
  • Eliminate fragmented and delayed care
  • Be a care resource for the Concordia University Texas community
Typical BIST Early Alert Concerns

It is important to note that Concordia University Texas community members are strongly encouraged to express any concern about students in need of coordinated care, even if it is not considered “typical”. The following concerns are most often reported to BIST:

  • Mental health
  • Financial status
  • Housing insecurity
  • Substance use
  • Food insecurity
  • Family-related concerns
  • Relationship concerns
  • Overall well-being concerns
Submitting a BIST Early Alert

The Early Alert is an electronic form any member of the Concordia University Texas member can submit when there is a concern about a student. When a form is submitted, it allows:

  • initiation of the BIST coordinated-care process 
  • tracking of past and current concerns for the student 
  • identification of current level of concern 
  • identification of campus and community resources needed and currently being used by the student
  • appropriate and timely follow up with the student
Submit an Early Alert report
  • BIST Members

    The Behavioral Intervention and Support Team (BIST) is a group of campus professional staff and administrative members who have regular interactions with students and meet weekly together as a team to organize support for students of concern. CTX BIST includes the following members:

    • Associate Vice President for Student Experience (BIST Chairperson)
    • Associate Vice President of Student Success
    • Dean of Students
    • Director of Residential Life
    • Director of Academic Operations
    • Campus Pastor and Director of Campus Ministries
    • Chief of Campus Police
    • Associate Athletic Director
    • Director of Accessibility Services
    • University Counselor
    • Student Academic Planner
    • Administrative Coordinator
  • Additional Campus Resources