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 using the form provided below.
If a member of the university community observes a student exhibiting concerning behavior, we request that they make a CARE referral. 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
Eating disorders or dietary concerns
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)
Inappropriate/Concerning written or verbal communication (including course assignments and social media posts)
Reports being victimized, targeted or harassed
Threats (made or received)
Transition issues: homesickness, trouble making friends, etc.
Death of a family member/loved one
Issues at home/Family concerns
Financial concerns including food insecurity and homelessness
Unresponsive/Unable to locate student
Once a referral is received, the CARE Team will review the referral and determine what university resources and support strategies may best address the reported concerns and support each student and their individual needs. By partnering with members of the Quinnipiac community, the CARE Team works to promote the wellbeing of our students.