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Behavior Intervention Team – Distress Guide

The Distress Guide was created to advise concerned individuals in providing assistance for people who may be endangering themselves or others. 

Helpful contact information for campus and community resources is available below. Add important numbers to your phone's contact list for quick reference.

Our Mission

The mission of the Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is to promote a safe and healthy learning environment at UW-Stout by assessing and coordinating response to individuals whose behavior raises concern for serious health and safety risks to themselves or other members of the campus community.


Our Purpose

Serve as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in community situations involving individuals experiencing extreme distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors.

Provide training and education, collaborative consultation, and strategies to address concerns regarding individuals’ well-being or behavior that is disruptive, threatening, or potentially harmful to self or others.

Meet regularly to assess concerning situations in the university community and recommend and/or take action in accordance with existing university policy.

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CAMPUS RESOURCES

UW-Stout Police
715-232-2222

Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)
715-232-1181

Dean of Students Office
715-232-1181

Counseling Center
715-232-2468

Student Health Services
715-232-1314

Disability Services
715-232-2995

University Housing
715-232-1121 

Multicultural Student Services
715-232-1381

LGBTQIA+ Program Office
(The Qube)

715-232-5622

Office of International Education
715-232-2132 

Human Resources Office
715-232-2149 

LifeMatters
(Employee Assistance Program)

800-634-6433

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

Menomonie Police
715-232-1283

Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar
715-235-5531

Northwest Connections Crisis Line
(mental health)

888-552-6642

The Bridge to Hope
(domestic/sexual violence)

715-235-9074

 *Consider saving these numbers in your cell phone.  For campus-wide emergency notifications, be sure to update your contact information at www.uwstout.edu/stoutalert.