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

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.

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)  File a student conduct report
2)  Submit a report illustrating concern
3)  Call the counseling center at 937-229-3141
5)  Submit a complaint or report of harassment or discrimination
4)  Send an email to the Dean of Students at:

*Please note, this is NOT an emergency reporting system. This information may not be accessed for up to 48 hours. 

 If you have an immediate campus safety issue, please call public safety at 937-229-2121.

UD C.A.R.E. team members


Christine Schramm
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students


Steven Mueller, Ed.D.
Assistant Vice President for Health and Wellness and
Director of the Counseling Center

Carolyn Roecker Phelps, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty and Administrative Affairs

Rodney Chatman
Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

Robin Oldfield
Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety/Risk Management

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

Lindsay Maxam
Assistant Dean of Students and Case Manager

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

Edel Jesse
Director of Communications and Community Relations

Crystal Sullivan
Director of Campus Ministry

Dean Halter
IT Risk Management Officer

Lisa Sandner, J.D.
Associate University Counsel/Legal Affairs

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