Support for Students with Mental and/or Physical Health Concerns
Students with social, emotional, behavioral, or medical difficulties sometimes struggle to fully participate in and engage with the college community. The College has numerous resources available to assist students with mental and/or physical health issues.
- The Personal Counseling Center provides students with individual counseling for a range of personal, developmental, and psychological issues, and also assists students in exploring problematic academic concerns such as memory, concentration, perfectionism, procrastination, and conflict resolution. Visit the Personal Counseling Center website to learn more or make an appointment.
- The Student Health Center provides comprehensive and confidential physical and mental health services. Visit the Student Health Center website to learn more or make an appointment.
- The Chaplain’s Office serves the campus community and provides for the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff. Visit the Office of the Chaplain website to learn more.
- Faculty members, staff members, and students can share mental or physical health concerns about a student with the campus CARE team, an interdepartmental intervention and support team. Learn more below.
The CARE Team – Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation
Early Intervention and Support for Students of Concern
The CARE Team is an interdepartmental intervention & support team for students of concern and/or at risk. The team is led by the Dean of Students Office, and is comprised of staff from Residence Life, Academic Affairs, Personal Counseling, Student Health Services, the Chaplain’s Office, Public Safety, and Community Standards.
Friends, faculty, and staff frequently observe signs of students/friends/roommates/teammates in distress. You can play an important role by identifying students in distress and helping them to receive the assistance they need. While it’s not always easy, each one of us, as a member of the Friar Family, has a responsibility to care for and speak up for each other in times of need.
Who Are Students of Concern?
Students of concern are students with social, emotional, behavioral or medical difficulties, or life stressors that are affecting their ability to fully participate in the academic community. In many cases of student distress, faculty and staff can provide adequate help through empathetic listening, facilitating open discussion of problems, instilling hope, conveying acceptance, giving reassurance, and offering basic, as opposed to expert, advice.
See Also: Student Privacy: FERPA