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Office of Student Conduct and care

The CAre team

Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation

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 nonemergency 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.


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Common behaviors.

In the past, the CARE Team has received reports with the following common student behaviors:

  • 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 breakup
  • 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, and the CARE Team is always readily available to discuss scenarios concerning health, well-being, and safety.

About the CARE Team 

Our members.

  • Center for Student Counseling
  • Disability Access Center
  • Indiana University Fort Wayne
  • The Multicultural Center
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Office of Student Conduct and Care
  • Purdue University Legal Counsel
  • First Year Advising Center
  • Student Housing
  • University Police

Consulting areas include the Office of Institutional Equity, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Office of International Education, the Office of Military Student Services, and others as needed. 

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Mastodon Student Relief Fund

The Mastodon Student Relief Fund provides financial support to currently enrolled degree-seeking PFW students who experience an accident, illness, financial hardship, or other situation that may jeopardize their ability to succeed academically. In addition to this fund, Purdue University Fort Wayne also offers the Zielinski Angel Fund Emergency Aid (learn more here) and the Brown Ink Society Emergency Assistance (learn more here). Please note that applications for the Brown Ink Society Emergency Assistance must be a nomination for a student from a staff or faculty member. Please consider checking into both emergency funds when considering The Mastodon Student Relief Fund. 


Mastodon Student Relief Fund Request Form

The Center for Student Counseling


The Center for Student Counseling is open for appointments and walk-in counseling from 9am-4pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9am-8pm on Tuesdays, and 9am-noon of Fridays. Appointments will be available in person or via telehealth.

The Center for Student Counseling is housed on the ground floor of Kettler Hall at the end of the corridor between the Department of Anthropology and Einstein Bros. Bagels, room G02.

Contact The Center for Student Counseling at 260-481-6200.