Quinnipiac University


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
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Exaggerated change in mood
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Suicidal ideation or statements
  • Hygiene or eating concerns/Change in appearance
  • 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)
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Display/use of and/or preoccupation with weapons
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Hazing
  • Hostile, aggressive, and/or intimidating behaviors
  • Impulsive and/or risk-taking behaviors
  • Inappropriate/Concerning written or verbal communication (including course assignments and social media posts)
  • Physical assault
  • 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
  • Interpersonal conflict

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

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