Quinnipiac University


Guided by university values of a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community, the CARE (Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation) Team employs a caring, preventive, early intervention approach with students who exhibit concerning or disruptive behaviors.


Housed within the Dean of Students Office, the multidisciplinary team meets weekly and is comprised of Quinnipiac staff from departments including but not limited to Student Conduct, Health and Wellness, Public Safety and Residential Life. CARE Team members are trained in both behavioral intervention and threat assessment.

If a member of the university community observes a student exhibiting concerning behavior, we request that they make a CARE referral, which can be submitted to the team 24/7. Signs of concern can span across behavioral, health and wellness, and situational categories, including:

  • Disruptive and/or destructive behaviors
  • Excessive stress, anxiety or depressive symptons
  • Inappropriate/concerning written or verbal communication (including course assignments and social media posts)
  • Issues at home/family concerns

The CARE Team has developed the following guide to help you recognize, respond to, refer or consult and report concerns:

Read the guide (PDF)

Once a referral is received, the CARE Team will determine an intervention plan or support strategies for addressing the concern if needed. All referrals are important and taken seriously. By partnering with members of the Quinnipiac community, the CARE Team works to promote the wellbeing of our students.

Submit a referral at go.qu.edu/report

Hours and Locations

Professional counseling services are available throughout the academic year and during the summer sessions on our Mount Carmel, York Hill and North Haven campuses.

Monday – Friday 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


To schedule an appointment, students must complete a form which is available online (MyQ) or in the office.

Make an appointment on MyQ

Submit a Request

If you are a parent or family member of a student and you have non-emergency concerns regarding their mental health, please call us at 203-582-8680 or send a report to the CARE team using the link below.

Submit a CARE report

In an emergency situation regarding a mental health issue, immediately call 911 or contact campus security at 203-582-6200.

Additional information about potential issues students may face can be found at College Parent Central.

Visit College Parent Central

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