Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team

(C.A.R.E. Team)

The ECSU C.A.R.E. Team works in partnership with
university students, faculty, and staff to identify, assess, evaluate, and respond to the needs of our campus community. 
The safety and security of our campus community is of great importance to us. 


ECSU’s C.A.R.E. Team exists to promote and maintain safety and health by identifying and assisting struggling students become more connected to services, some of which may include mental health care and/or safety intervention.

The C.A.R.E. Team meets regularly to serve several functions for the campus:

  • Act in a proactive manner to assist students,
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle all matters discreetly,
  • Connect students with needed resources, and
  • Recommend interventions or action as appropriate.

For general questions, please email


The C.A.R.E. Team is composed of representatives from different areas of the campus community.  
Additional members from the campus and community will be included in meetings of the C.A.R.E. Team as necessary.


Members of the CARE Team Include:

· Dean of Students · Student Conduct & Community Standards
· Academic Affairs · Student Disability Services
· Athletics · Student Health Services
· CCRT/SART · University Counsel
· Counseling and Testing Center · University Police
· Housing and Residence Life  


How to make a C.A.R.E. Referral?

A C.A.R.E. Team referral can be made through the following link = C.A.R.E. Team Referral

By making a referral through this link, the C.A.R.E. Team is immediately notified of a concern.  The team is able to make an assessment about the situation and begin to assist the student.


What to Report?

In general, any behavior that disrupts the learning environment of the University or causes concern for a student's well-being should be reported. Students who qualify for a C.A.R.E. Team referral are usually displaying one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Personal Safety Concerns: including but not limited to self-injurious behaviors/suicidal ideation/talk or attempt, depression, excessive crying, fatigue, change in appetite, disturbed or excessive sleeping, change in hygiene, negative thinking along themes of hopelessness and helplessness.
  • Personal Distress Behaviors: including but  not limited to grade problems, excessive absences, marked change in previous level of performance, significant relational/social isolation/withdrawal, not leaving residence for sustained periods, anxiety, pacing, muscle tension, sweating, impaired thinking: worrying, ruminating, easily distracted.
  • Erratic, Disruptive, or Disturbing Behavior: (including online activities) that is a disruption to other students, faculty, staff or the community. Behaviors may include: threats of a weapon on campus, campus safety being compromised, acting out, emotional outburst, loss of rationality, venting, screaming, swearing, high energy output, intimidation (verbal or nonverbal threatening).
  • Alcohol and drug violations that necessitate a hospital transport or dramatic increase in alcohol or drug use.