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Residential Education and Community Standards

The Office of Residential Education and Community Standards is responsible for the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT), the management of any critical incidents/emergencies involving or impacting students on and off the RIT campus, and works collaboratively with a variety of offices at the university (Counseling Center, Student Health Center, Public Safety,  Student Conduct, Residence Life, Center for Women and Gender, Campus Life, etc.) to provide students with support and coordination during difficult times. The office also coordinates efforts with parents/families during critical incidents/emergencies, facilitates the Off Campus Initiatives Task Force, Title IX issues involving students, the Admissions Provision process (in conjunction with RIT and NTID Admissions) and acts as a resource to faculty and staff regarding student behavioral issues and concerns.


Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT)

The purpose of the Student Behavior Consultation Team (SBCT) is to coordinate the resources of RIT to address inappropriate, disruptive, or harmful student behavior in order to recommend collaborative and purposeful (and non-punitive) interventions aimed at helping students achieve success.  In addition the SBCT assists faculty and staff in addressing instances of student behavior which may be inappropriate, harmful, or disruptive for the RIT living and learning community.

Working out conflicts, providing guidance, & referring students to the appropriate resources
Personal counseling, advising & mentoring
Professionals available to assist students