OTC Cares is a set of resources that have been established to protect the health and safety of our community at OTC. Maintaining a safe environment allows students to focus on their education and get the most out of their time at the College. To learn more about OTC Cares, please watch this informative video.
Behavioral Intervention Team
The BIT is designed to reach out to students who seem to be hurting or struggling, and to help maintain a safe campus by intervening when potential red flag behaviors are identified. Reporting the issues of concern can assist the BIT in connecting students with the appropriate resources.
Being a college student presents a host of challenges. Sometimes those challenges can result in a student needing help in difficult times. The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) at OTC works with students who need assistance with issues ranging from class absenteeism to threats of self-harm or harm to others.
You can help keep OTC safe. Recognize. Respond. Refer. Report.
Types of Behaviors to Report
Intoxication on campus
Threatening words or actions
Writings that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
Observed self-injurious behavior (cutting, burning, etc.)
Threatening online postings in Facebook, MySpace, etc.
Excessive class absenteeism
Acts motivated by hatred or discrimination
Harassment or bullyingExtreme changes in personality
Suicidal behaviors, including:
-Threats (I'm going to kill myself.)
-Gestures (Giving away belongings, etc.)
-Ideation (I've always thought about killing myself.)
If you have concerns about a student, click the icon above to fill out a confidential Incident Report. You may choose to remain anonymous. Based on what the BIT finds, struggling students will have the option to receive free counseling. In some cases, no response may be necessary, or an immediate intervention might be called for.
In an emergency situation, call 447-6911
Safety & Security
Safety & Security is responsible for ensuring physical safety on campus by providing security officers and safety information.
Counseling Services provides resources to assist with career and personal decisions. The staff of professional counselors is dedicated to providing individualized counseling services that are short-term, free, and confidential.
Disability Support Services
DSS works to encourage an environment in which individuals are viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. They provide accommodations, advising and counseling services, and resources for instructors of students with disabilities.