CMU is a community that CARES


Welcome to the CMU CARES website. 

CM​U adheres to Core Values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility​, excellence and innovation.  We deeply care about the health, well-being, safety, and success of our students and our employees. 

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 Team meetings. 

The CARE Report

A student CARE Report is submitted to the CARE Team 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, intervention plans developed, and some reports are reviewed by the CARE Team for discussion and specialized intervention planning.  Employee CARE Reports are directly forwarded to either Human Resources (for staff) or Faculty Personnel Services (for faculty).


For questions on submitting a Care Report call the CARE Line at 989-774-2273 



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​.  



The CMU Cares website is based in large part on the University of Rochester's Care Network website:

In some cases, content included on the CMU Cares website was derived directly from the University of Rochester while other text has been tailored to more appropriately fit the needs of the CMU community.

Central Michigan University would like to express its appreciation to the University of Rochester and Erin M. Halligan, Associate Director of Student Support Services, for providing valuable consultation and assistance during the development of the CMU Cares program.

 CARE Team Coordinator

Deanna Johnson
Office of Student Affairs
Ronan Hall 290
989-774-2273 (CARE line)​​​​