CARE: Community, Assessment, Resource & Evaluation

The W&J CARE Team is committed to enhancing the student experience through a proactive, collaborative and thoughtful approach to the identification, assessment and early intervention of concerning behavior that impacts the individual and/or the College community. At times students may find themselves or others in states of distress and/or in need of additional assistance. W&J strives to create an environment in which students are supported in their success as a student, a member of the community and as an individual.

The CARE Team is comprised of a group of W&J staff and faculty who are focused on prevention and early intervention for students experiencing serious distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors. Members of the W&J community (students, faculty, staff, or family members) are encouraged to complete a CARE referral if they are concerned that a student is exhibiting concerning behaviors or signs of distress. Ideally, CARE referrals will include objective, observable and factual information. It is most helpful when information forwarded is not based on hearsay or assumptions.

Through an online referral form, the CARE Team will be alerted to students of concern and will be able to review, assess and make recommendations for how best to assist reported students. The Team strives to intervene and assist students in meeting their academic, personal and professional goals at W&J.

Once received, a submission will be reviewed by a staff member to take appropriate action, which may or may not include contacting the student, you and witness identified. If you have questions about the process, please feel free to contact Eva Chatterjee-Sutton, Vice President of Student Life &Dean of Students (724-223-1360 or echatterjeesutton@washjeff.edu).

If this is an emergency that involves imminent risk of harm to self or others, please contact Campus & Public Safety at 724-223-6032. Additionally, if this is a holiday, weekend or after business hours, and you are unsure if a student requires immediate assistance, please contact the Office of Campus & Public Safety.

The Team

The CARE Team is comprised of college faculty, staff and administration from the following offices: