Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation Team
North Central's C.A.R.E. Team is a resource for students, faculty and staff to report concerns about alarming or disruptive student behavior. The team assesses information, takes action when necessary, and tracks behavior concerns on campus.
The C.A.R.E. Team uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students. The goal is to support students who might be in distress and/or whose behavior is concerning to others, before a situation rises to a crisis level.
If your concern involves immediate safety risk to yourself or others, call 911 immediately, then submit a C.A.R.E. Team report.
When to Make a Referral
Does something seem off? Trust your instinct. There's no wrong referral. If you're unsure, make a referral:
- Significant change in appearance, mood and/or social functioning
- A sense that someone is struggling or something is wrong
- Behavior that creates a disruptive or hostile environment
- Actions that potentially endanger the safety of any member of our campus or broader community
- Behavior that impacts one's ability to function appropriately and successfully on campus
The following behaviors, especially when more than one is present, may be signs that a student is in distress. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Sudden change in demeanor or attitude
- Student states intent to harm self
- Student states intent to harm others
- Student demonstrates erratic behaviors that significantly disrupts the learning/work environment
- Displaced anger
- Discussion, writing or drawings of weapon/bomb collection, use, etc.
To Submit a report to C.A.R.E. Team:
Click below to fill out the report, or call 231-348-6605 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.). If you do not know the identity of the student, please provide as many details as possible.
Reports are reviewed during normal business hours. If your concern involves an immediate safety risk to one's self or others, call 911 immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone! We are only as effective as the reporting we receive. Anyone (students, employees, parents, community members, etc.) who feels there is a potential threat to the community or an individual should submit a report.
If your concern involves an immediate safety risk to self or others, please stop and call 911 immediately. If the concern is not an emergency, use the C.A.R.E. Team report form.
The C.A.R.E. Team will review the referral and gather additional information as needed. Using the Threat Assessment Model created by the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association, they will determine what level of threat, if any, is present. The team will then select interventions corresponding to the nature of the concern and the assessed threat level. If a threat exists, we will likely choose to meet with the student(s)/employee(s). Other interventions could include documenting and monitoring, referrals to campus and community resources, Student Conduct and/or police involvement, etc.
C.A.R.E. Team Members
Vice President of Student Affairs
Dean of Career & Technical Education
Disability Services Coordinator/Academic Advisor
Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences
Director of Campus Housing