Collaborate, Assess, Resource, Empower
Your voice can make the difference.
What you see or know about matters to us. Be a difference-maker and help protect our university community by speaking up when you notice something out of the ordinary or are concerned for the well-being of other community members. Learn more about our CARE Team below and discover how you can partner with us to promote safety on campus.
The CARE Team (Collaborate, Assess, Resource, Empower) exists to promote the safety and well-being of the university community. The CARE Team reviews concerning behaviors over time and identifies patterns, trends, and disturbances in individual behavior. The CARE Team collaborates as a group of dedicated professionals to assess the needs of students with concerning behavior(s) in order to provide resources to empower students for holistic success.
Why would I contact the CARE Team?
It may not seem like a big deal, at first. One day, someone you know seems to be in a bad mood. A few days later, they still don’t appear completely okay. You spot them lashing out at someone or see them having an emotional outburst. They rarely hang out with their friends anymore and look to be developing odd habits. You overhear a few of their conversations, which seem increasingly depressive and bleak. They appear to have lost their hope. The CARE Team is dedicated to coming alongside all of our students during crisis moments to provide support and connection to helpful resources while ensuring our entire university community remains safe and secure.
Feel free to make a referral if you notice someone exhibiting behaviors that concern you. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a safe and secure learning environment.
What’s a “red-flag” behavior?
Examples of “red-flag” behavior may include, but are not limited to:
- Threats to others
- Disruptive behaviors (e.g., in the classroom, off-campus)
- Indirect or direct threats in writings or verbalizations
- Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
- Notable change in behavior or appearance
- Overly aggressive behavior toward others
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Low frustration tolerance
- Overreaction to circumstances
- Abnormal or disturbing behaviors
- Appearance of being overly nervous, tense or fearful
- Projects or papers that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Paranoia or delusions
- Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Uncharacteristically poor academic performance
- Substance abuse