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Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE)


When to Contact

If the student's conduct is clearly and imminently reckless, dangerous, or threatening including self-harm behavior, please immediately contact 9-1-1 or University Police at 559.278.8400.

Contact CARE Team when a student’s observed or reported behavior causes you concern but the severity is unclear. Complete the online form or call CARE at 559.278.6777 or 559.278.5357.

Here is a list of some behaviors that could be referred to the CARE Team. 

  • Exhibits an abrupt change in performance, behavior, or appearance
  • Engages in bizarre behavior or seems to be disconnected from reality
  • Is disruptive within campus environment and does not stop when instructed to do so
  • Engages in behavior that causes you or others to be concerned for safety (e.g. yelling, intimidation, name-calling)
  • Threatens to harm him/herself or others
  • Writes about committing violent acts
  • Is consistently angry or depressed
  • Housing or food insecure
  • In need of community referrals and/or resources

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) does not prohibit the sharing of personal observations and knowledge about a student among campus officials when there is a legitimate concern related to campus safety.

To refer a student, complete the online form

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