The CARE Team
Bowling Green State University’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team serves to promote the health and safety of the campus community in an effort to instill and enhance a safe campus environment. With the team being comprised of representatives from across campus, interventions can be tailored to each unique situation, and may include supportive outreach and referrals, advocacy, student conduct proceedings, and/or law enforcement responses.
CARE Team Members
||Office of the Dean of Students
|Mike Campbell||BGSU Police|
|Deb Chatfield||Falcon Health Center|
||International Programs & Partnerships
|Lea Anne Kessler
|Josh Lawrie||Residence Life|
||Undergraduate Advising and Academic Services
||Student Affairs, Chairperson
||Office of the Dean of Students
Sharing a Concern About a Student
If a student is in crisis (at immediate risk of harm to self or others), call BGSU Police: 419-372-2346.
If the student is not at immediate risk to self or others, you can report the incident to the Office of the Dean of Students.
Disruptive and distressed behavior should be documented. Write a factual, detailed account of what occurred.
When appropriate, share the documentation with the Office of the Dean of Students and your immediate supervisor or department head.
Every report received by the Office of the Dean of Students or BGSU Police is taken seriously and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In many instances, these concerns are shared with members of the CARE Team. Depending on the nature of the concern, it is not always possible to provide the reporter with an update regarding actions taken.
Behavior that interferes with other students, faculty or staff or threatens the safety of the community and their access to an appropriate educational or work environment.
- Raised voiced
- Aggressive body language
- Demanding behaviors
- Words or actions that have the effect of intimidating or harassing another
- Threats of physical assault
- Build behavioral expectations into your course syllabus
- Devote sufficient time to discuss those behaviors you view as unacceptable
- Outline the consequences for non-compliance with expectations
- Refer to the Code of Student Conduct
- Get to know your students
- Meet with students outside the classroom to address concerns
- Respond to students in a caring and concerned manner
Disruptive behavior should not be ignored. Remain calm. Remind yourself it is not about you; it is about the situation. Tell the individual that such behavior is inappropriate and there are consequences for failing to improve the disruptive behavior. If possible, have someone else with you. Often it is best to wait a person’s emotions out before continuing.
- Ask to speak with the student individually outside of the classroom or group setting
- Explain the behavior you observed
- Describe how the behavior impacts you and others
- Reach an agreement that the behavior will cease
- Keep personal notes of the interaction
- Inform your Dean or supervisor
If the behavior continues, meet with the student again. Document the conversation that occurred during the meeting, as well as the agreed upon outcome. Inform the student that additional disruptions will be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students.