The Carlow University CARE Team works with faculty and staff to provide confidential support to promote student well-being, safety and success and advocate for students in or susceptible to high-risk situations.
The CARE Team:
Investigates relevant reports
Compiles necessary information
Retains student confidentiality
What should I report to CARE?
Unusual or erratic behavior
Written work or creative expression with troubling themes or references
Verbal or written threats made by a student toward another student, faculty or staff member or actions that threaten personal safety
Written or verbal expressions of suicidal ideations or intent
Abrupt changes in student academic performance, class attendance or engagement
Basic needs security (food and housing)
What should I not report to CARE?
Students who have never attended a class. (This should be reported to the Registrar.)
Academic concerns such as poor test scores. (Academic struggles should be handled internally between faculty and students.)
Emergency situations such as acute medical or mental health situations that require immediate attention. (Call 911 and the Carlow Police at the emergency number, +1 (412) 578-6007, if immediate emergency response is needed.)
What happens after I file a report?
Once the CARE Team receives a report, staff works to gather as much information as possible to determine if/when an intervention will be necessary, and what kind of intervention. Often students are contacted with information about on- and off-campus resources that can provide assistance.
Other than receiving confirmation that you submitted the report, you will generally not receive further information or updates in order to protect student confidentiality.