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Campus Access, Retention & Equity

Overview

The Campus Access, Retention & Equity​ (CARE) Team is a multidisciplinary partnership that consists of faculty, staff, and administrators from each college that evaluate and assess distressing or concerning behaviors exhibited by students. The CARE Team coordinates and develops a centralized response to provide assistance and intervention for students of concern and evaluates and monitors the ongoing related issue(s), including referring cases to the District's Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).

Response Protocol

SituationContact
The student's conduct is clearly and imminently reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening including self-harm behavior.Call 911 and Campus Safety
The student shows signs of distress, but I am unsure how serious it is. My interaction has left me feeling uneasy and/or really concerned about the student.Consult with Safety and submit CARE report
I'm not concerned for the student's immediate safety, but the student is having significant academic and/or personal issues and could use some support or additional resources.Refer student and submit CARE report

 

Key Functions

The CARE Team’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • to receive and review reports regarding students of concern submitted by members of the campus community and the general public;
  • to identify cases that need to be triaged by BIT;
  • to develop a collaborative and coordinated action or intervention plan to respond to students of concern and follow-up plans, when necessary;
  • to create protocols, processes, procedures, and recommend policies to enhance the effectiveness of the CARE Team;
  • to provide ongoing case management involving students of concern and to assist students in reaching their educational goals;
  • to market and advertise the resources available provided by the CARE Team to the campus community.