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How and When to Submit a CARE Report

We encourage any concerns regarding potentially dangerous or disturbing behaviors be submitted using a CARE Report in order for the information to be easily prioritized and documented internally for effective follow-up.

We rely on our campus community to share with us information about concerning communications and behaviors. These may include communicated threats of violence by any means, whether direct or veiled, unruly or clearly inappropriate frightening behaviors, evidence of firearms on campus, and/or actual assaults.

Submitting a CARE report is not punitive, but instead designed to better connect students to services and resources in times of concern. While some dangerous or disturbing behaviors may also be in opposition to our Guiding Principles of Conduct, our CARE Team prioritizes the health and safety of the student of concern and our campus community.

  • Click on the Submit a CARE Report link
  • Provide as many details as possible about the individuals involved and those who have observed concerning behaviors
  • Work in collaboration with the CARE Team should they need your insight into the concerning behaviors you report or serve as a resource to the student as appropriate

What types of behaviors might be considered dangerous or disturbing?

  • Racist or otherwise fixated thoughts directed towards an individual or group (particularly a pattern of this type of behavior).
  • Bullying behavior focused on students in the classroom.
  • Direct communicated threat to the professor or another student, such as, “I am going to kick your ass,” or “If you say that again, I will end you.”
  • Prolonged, non-verbal passive-aggressive behavior, such as sitting with arms crossed, glaring or staring at professor, and/or refusing to speak/respond to questions or directives.
  • Self-injurious behavior, such as cutting or burning, or exposing previously unexposed self-injuries.
  • Physical assaults, such as pushing, shoving, or punching.
  • Throwing objects or slamming doors.
  • Storming out of the classroom when upset (or perhaps after meeting with the student they are still visibly upset).
  • Conversations that are designed to upset other students, such as descriptions of weapons, killing, or death.
  • Psychotic, delusional, or rambling speech.
  • Objectifying language that depersonalizes the professor or other students.

Disruptive behaviors in the classroom generally fall under faculty classroom management. We recommend faculty and instructors review Examples of Dangerous vs. Disruptive Behaviors for more examples (including online course behavior.