The Community, Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community through proactive, coordinated, and deliberate approaches by identifying, assessing, managing and reducing any student interpersonal or behavioral concerns. The CARE Team is a partnership of various university offices that is supported by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Team members include all Residential Life Professional Staff, select staff from Counseling, Student Health Services, Graduate Student Affairs, Religious Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Veteran and Military Affairs, Title IX, Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, and Student Affairs.
CARE referrals are submitted by faculty, staff, students, and community members. Referrals range from topics including: helping a student during difficult times such as the passing of a loved one; when a student needs support for their physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, financial health; and/or when experiencing social challenges with roommates, friends, and/or peers. More information about the CARE team, behaviors of concern, how to make a referral, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the CARE page on MyQ. If you are concerned about a peer, student, or yourself, please submit a referral CARE and Conduct Incident Reporting Form.
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:
Excessive stress or anxiety
Bizarre/Disjointed thoughts or behavior
Exaggerated change in mood
Suicidal ideation or statements
Hygiene or eating concerns/Change in appearance Illness/Injury
Substance abuse/Misuse (alcohol and/or other drugs)
Bias/Discrimination (on the basis of race, color, creed, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, disability status or other protected category)
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.
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.