Concern - Assess - Respond - Evaluate
If Your Concern Involves an Emergency, Please Stop and Call 911.
CARE Reports are only monitored during regular work hours (Weekdays 8am-5pm)
The CARE Team is a multi-disciplinary group that is responsible for:
- Concerns regarding disruptive behaviors will be gathered to assess situations involving students.
- Assess and recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary actions.
- Respond and connect students with needed campus and community resources and coordinate follow-up to ensure that support was deployed effectively.
- Evaluate ongoing behaviors of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior.
Centralize collection of concerning student behavior. 'Connect the dots' of disparate problems involving one student that may be known to various faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Behaviors or threats (direct or implied) that may entail risk or harm to self or others, including but not limited to: self injurious behavior/suicidal thoughts or attempts, aggression toward others, bullying, stalking and hazing.
- Erratic behavior (including online activities), that disrupt the mission and/or normal proceedings of students, faculty, staff, or community, including but not limited to: weapons on campus, significant inappropriate disruption to the community, disturbing electronic media postings, inappropriate behavior in which safety is compromised.
- Perceptions that an individual's emotional well-being is declining or facing significant jeopardy. (Including: personal distress, encompassing family issues, thoughts of self-harm, grief, and excessive fatigue)
- Struggles with substance abuse or mental health issues
- Notable alterations in physical behavior, such as a decline in grooming or hygiene and substantial weight changes.
- Challenges with social interactions and adjustment.
- Unusual or disproportionate emotional reactions to events.
- Outbursts of unprovoked anger or hostility.
- Academic tasks or communication predominantly revolving around themes of hopelessness, rage, worthlessness, isolation, despair, acting out, suicidal thoughts, or violence toward others.
If you are concerned about a student or observe disruptive behavior, please submit a report to the CARE Team by completing the on-line CARE REFERRAL FORM.
Although the CARE form is a formal report, it does not mean a formal process will be initiated. Information such as witnesses is used to help the CARE Team get a complete picture of the incident or situation so that we can best be equipped to support the student and their needs. The reporter's and Witnesses' names are not shared with students unless permission is given to the CARE Team from the reporter.
All University of Michigan-Dearborn students are to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct, all university policies, and all local, state and federal laws.
Students are also expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of institutions that they may visit. The university reserves the right to adjudicate any case which a student is alleged to violate any of the above mentioned principles, policies or laws. Further, the university may proceed with a hearing despite pending civil or criminal proceedings. In some circumstances, the university may refer a case for criminal investigation.
Dean of Students Office