The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team
The CARE Team is a campus resource for students, faculty and staff who have concerns regarding alarming, problematic, and/or disruptive student behavior. The team responds to non-emergency concerns and uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students. The goal is to support students who may be in distress and/or whose behavior is of concern to others before they rise to crisis levels.
If you observe and/or are made aware of student behavior that leaves you feeling concerned, worried, and/or alarmed, trust your instincts and say something! The CARE Team can assist with the student of concern and, in some cases, provide you with suggestions as to how you can assist the student directly. Please click HERE to report a non-emergency concerning student behavior.
This form is not to be used in emergency situations. If you know of a student who is in immediate and pressing danger, please dial 911.
Common student behaviors that have been reported to the CARE Team:
• Appears to be struggling academically and/or is not attending classes regularly
• Reports feeling overwhelmed and/or uncomfortable transitioning to campus
• Experiences feelings of isolation, loneliness, or disconnection from peers
• Writes about threats to harm self or others
• Appears to be going through family problems, relationship problems and/or a break-up
• Experiences the loss of a loved one
• Constantly asks for help with personal problems that are beyond the scope of your role and/or expertise level
• Is consistently anxious, stressed, and/or depressed
• May benefit from a personalized outreach regarding resources available on campus
Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list. The CARE Team is always readily available to discuss scenarios concerning a student's health, well-being, and safety.
Office of Student Conduct & the CARE Team
University Police Department
Indiana University- FW
Student Advising & Advocacy Center
Disability Access Center
Purdue University Legal Counsel
Bowen Center Representative
Office of Financial Aid
Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Consulting Offices include: Office of Institutional Equity, Academic Affairs, Athletics, Office of International Education, Military Student Services, and others as needed.
What Happens After I Report?
The information you provide is sent electronically via a secure site to a member of the Dean of Students team for review. A team member will conduct an initial assessment of the information provided to determine if immediate outreach is needed. In such cases, a team member will normally reach out to the student or to the reporting person for additional information during normal business hours and within 24 hours. Other cases may be discussed at a CARE Team meeting to determine appropriate next steps.
Please keep in mind that a student’s relationship with these offices is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and, as such, we are limited regarding what we can discuss regarding any student-specific information without the student’s expressed consent.
The time for resolution is often undefined as each student’s situation is unique and may require ongoing follow up.