Campus Awareness Response and Evaluation Team (C.A.R.E.)

The C.A.R.E. team meets to identify, assess and respond to concerns and/or potential threats to the campus community. The team will maintain communication with appropriate offices and individuals. Examples of issues that fall under the purview of the C.A.R.E team include but are not limited to:

  • Suicide
  • Eating disorder
  • Cutting
  • Serious injury or illness
  • Death of a student
  • A missing student
  • Immediate danger/harm
  • Sexual assault
  • Worrisome or unusual behavior
  • Disruption in classroom
  • Threats, stalking, intimidation
  • Hate crimes

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Information You Should Know

It’s difficult to be mindful of all the things going on around you. But there are often many outward signs that a student is in distress. Knowing what to notice, what to do and what to avoid could be the lifeline your student needs to get help. Additionally, reporting ‘odd’ behavior that causes you concern may just be one more piece of a larger puzzle that the C.A.R.E. team needs to provide that student with assistance.

Be mindful of a/an:

  • Anxious student
  • Demanding student
  • Depressed student
  • Suicidal student
  • Severely disoriented or psychotic student
  • Aggressive or potentially violent student

What to do:

  • Move students to a quiet and secure place.
  • Listen attentively and respond in a considerate and straight forward manner.
  • Make arrangements for appropriate University intervention.
  • Remain calm and in control.
  • Be knowledgeable in advance about referral systems.
  • Respond to disruptive behavior quickly and with firm limits.

What to avoid:

  • Overwhelming or arguing with a student.
  • Ignoring behavior that is having an impact on other students.

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Report A Concern About A Student

  • Have you observed something in someone that has you worried?
  • Have you seen a classmate or hall mate begin to act differently?  Strangely?
  • You don’t know who to ask about it or you just want someone to know. 

There are a number of ways to report it, below are few ways:
1)  Submit a report illustrating concern
2)  File a student conduct report
3)  Call the counseling center at 937-229-3141
4)  Send email to Dean of Students to DOS@udayton.edu

*Please note this is NOT an emergency reporting system. This information may not be accessed for up to 48 hours. 
Please call Public Safety if you have an immediate campus safety issue at 937-229-2121.

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What to expect after contacting CARE?

Your help is essential, but it’s important that the student trusts the people who contact them from our C.A.R.E team. Thus, we can’t share the details of our response with you, but we will contact you to ensure we understand the situation or issue you report. And we’ll share other information when we can.

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What if the need for help isn't immediate?

Encourage your student to call us — we can help. Students can reach the Dean of Students at 937-229-1212 during business hours. After hours, our staff can be reached by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 937-229-2121 —we’re on call to respond to student emergencies. We’re here to help students and families in distress.

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UD C.A.R.E. team members

COORDINATOR:

Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
deanofstudents@udayton.edu
937-229-1212

MEMBERS:
Steven Mueller, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President and Director of the Counseling Center

937-229-3141

Patrick Donnelly, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs
937-229-2245

Bruce E. Burt
Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

937-229-2122

Debra Monk
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Community Standards and Civility

937-229-4627

Steven Herndon
Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life

937-229-3317

Robin Oldfield
Director of Environmental Safety

937-229-4348

Edel Jesse
Director of Communications and Community Relations

937-229-3497

Crystal Sullivan
Director of Campus Ministry

937-229-2574

Timothy J. O’Connell
Senior Associate Athletic Director

937-229-4613

Lisa Sandner, J.D.
Associate University Counsel

937-229-4350

Additional members of the community may be included on the C.A.R.E. team as needed.

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