The CARE Team
The CARE Team is a small group of CMU
staff and faculty who meet weekly during the academic year and at other times
as needed to develop individualized plans to support students who are struggling or having a difficult time. The information shared in this group is
confidential and is used for the purpose of determining the best approach to
reach out to the student in distress. CARE Report information is shared in this
meeting along with selected information available from the team members’
respective offices. The CARE Team Coordinator convenes the CARE Team meetings
and assigns a CARE Situation Manager to specific situations. Please note that only concerns related to students are forwarded to the CARE Team.
Currently, this group is comprised of a representative
from Residence Life, CMU Police, Office of Student Conduct, Student Disability
Services, Counseling Center, Veterans Resource Center, Sexual Aggression
Services, and the Office of Student Affairs. Confidential Counseling Center
information is NOT shared in CARE
The CARE Report
A student CARE Report is submitted to the CARE
Team Coordinator when one has significant concerns about the health,
well-being, and / or academic success of a CMU student. CARE Reports are
reviewed by the CARE Team Coordinator, intervention plans developed, and some
reports are brought to the CARE Team meeting for discussion and specialized intervention
planning. Employee CARE Reports are directly forwarded to either Human Resources (for staff) or Faculty Personnel Services (for faculty).
All CARE Reports may be submitted
by phone to the CARE Line at 989-774-2273
online at SUBMIT A CARE REPORT
CARE Reports and the CARE phone line messages
are reviewed daily, Monday through Friday, when CMU is open. If an immediate or imminent threat or an emergency
exists, call 911 or contact CMU Police at 989-774-3081.
CMU’s TAKE CARE initiative strives to strengthen and further develop a community of caring individuals who look out for and take care of others as well themselves. Through Central Michigan University’s Take Care initiative, you are encouraged to observe what is going on around you, notice potentially dangerous or serious situations, and respond to the best of your ability to influence a better outcome. For further information see the
TAKE CARE initiative website.