The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team
Faculty, staff, students or others who are concerned about a student's behavior are encouraged to report the concern through the online referral form. A representative from the CARE Team will follow up with the student to determine how we can best help.
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.
While extensive, this listing of behaviors of concern is not all-inclusive:
- Disruptive behaviors (e.g., in the classroom, off-campus)
- Threatening words or actions toward faculty, students or staff
- Online posting in social media or journals that are threatening
- Uncharacteristic and/or extreme aggression toward others
- Emails, papers etc., that convey clear intentions to harm self or others
- Observed self-injurious behavior
- Suicidality, including threats, gestures, ideation and known attempts of suicide
- Relationship violence
- Aggressive acts toward an identified group
- Students with weapons or an infatuation with fire, firearms, bombs, ammunition or weaponry
- Paranoia or delusions by a student
- Flat affect or extreme lack of responsiveness
- Excessive class absenteeism
- Uncharacteristic poor academic performance
- Substance abuse
Purpose & Intent
The CARE Team was established to assist in addressing situations where students are displaying dangerous, disruptive, threatening, distressed, or concerning behaviors that potentially impede their own or others' ability to function successfully and safely within the college environment. The CARE Team acts as an assessment team whose duty is to review student reports and incidents. In addition, the committee will also investigate referrals, refer individuals to campus and community resources for support, educate the campus community on topics relevant to responding to incidents of a critical nature, and monitor the on-going behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.
Abby Blackmon, Director of Student Conduct & the CARE Team
Alec DeVries, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & the CARE Team
Chief Potts, University Police Department
Jake Huffman, Indiana University- FW
Lindsay Butcher, Academic Advisor, Student Advising & Advocacy Center
Jordyn Hogan, Director of Student Housing
Ryan McCombs, Director of the Disability Access Center
Trent Klingerman, Purdue University Legal Counsel
Bowen Center Representative
Consulting Offices include: Office of Institutional Equity, Academic Affairs, Athletics, Office of International Education, Military Student Services, and others as needed.
- Receive, review and maintain a record of information about concerns regarding student behavior that is potentially harmful and/or disruptive to the University community
- Perform initial assessment of risk and develop a support plan, within existing University policies, to mitigate risk and promote student well-being and success. Provide follow-up and assessment of support plan.
- Make recommendations for action and share information with University faculty, staff and others, as appropriate, to assist with managing potentially harmful or disruptive behavior
- Educate the University community on the CARE Team process and how to identify and report student behaviors of concern
- Identify University policy and procedural issues and recommend changes to appropriate entities
- Review CARE Team procedures and protocols, and assess team effectiveness and compliance with University policies