We are a cross-divisional team that reviews student cases related to social, mental health, academic, or behavioral issues.
The CARE Team serves the university and individual students by arranging, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, and advocating for students in need of assistance. Through collaboration and coordination of resources, we seek to foster academic and personal success for students.
We meet regularly to discuss reports or information that have been submitted and decide what, if any, course of action may be necessary on the part of the CARE team.
The team will develop and recommend a coordinated plan of action. All CARE efforts will be directed toward striking a balance between interests in ensuring community safety, protecting individual rights, and in preserving a healthy campus learning, living, and working environment.
Submitting a report
If you submit a report, we will use it in conjunction with other reports to see if there are any other areas of concern for the student. We also encourage you to continue to give updates to the CARE team if, and when, new information or concerns arise about the student.
This process does not replace faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or campus safety responses to incidents. Also, we are not a crisis management team. All emergencies should be immediately reported to Campus Safety and/or 911.
Some behavior problems have no clear explanation, but are clearly not conducive to the supportive learning environment Cal Lutheran intends to promote. At other times, a person's poor behavior can be linked to substance use, a medical condition, or a mental health problem.
The CARE team gathers and examines information from a variety of sources in an effort to assess whether a Cal Lutheran community member might need additional assistance and, if so, how that might be provided most helpfully. In addition to the six core CARE members, legal counsel, other administrators, faculty, or staff members knowledgeable of the issue at hand might also meet with the CARE team.