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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.

Bowen Center Representative
Disability Access Center
Indiana University Fort Wayne
The Multicultural Center
Office of Financial Aid
Office of Student Conduct and CARE
Purdue University Legal Counsel
Student Advising and Advocacy 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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