The Care Team supports student success and campus safety by assessing, evaluating and responding to reports of student behavior that causes concern for their personal well-being or the well-being of others.
The Care Team Process
The Care Team reviews reports about concerns regarding student wellbeing and behavior. Response is coordinated, tailored and comes from a place of care.
The Care Team reports to the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and includes representation from:
- Residence Life
- Student Conduct
- Dean of Students
- Disability Services
- Emergency Management
- Academic Advising
Student Food Pantry
Any UAS student facing food insecurity is welcome to come to the Student Food Pantry in Lower Level Mourant (next to the Health Clinic) and pick up food items they need.
Food insecurity occurs when someone doesn't have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The UAS Student Food Pantry is an on-campus resource for students facing food insecurity.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Care Team is a group of professional staff who meet weekly to review reports received about concerns for student wellbeing and behavior. More information about who is on the Care Team how the team functions is outlined in the About Tab.
The Care Team assesses and provides support for students facing academic, social, and health challenges. The following topics are some of the more frequent topics of Care Team meetings: adjustment issues, disruptive behavior, depression, homesickness, medical conditions, academic struggles, dating violence, substance abuse, suicidal ideations and gestures, and mental health conditions.
The Care Team has an online reporting form. We also welcome reports in person, via phone, or email from any UAS campus community member that has a concern.
We encourage you to speak to the individual about your concern and what you have noticed. In many situations, when an individual is aware that someone notices and cares, they are more open to help and assistance. However, it is often a difficult conversation, and you are welcome to contact Care Team members, or the confidential Counseling Services to discuss the approach or conversation.
The Care Team is committed to protecting students’ privacy. Relevant information is shared within the Care Team as necessary. Response plans are formed, ideally, with the student’s input into who else might be helpful and supportive of their needs.
You will receive a notice acknowledging that we received your report and are acting upon it. You may not receive details or confidential information about the nature of the individual or the Care Team’s response in order to respect the privacy of the individual and their information. If you receive more information, you may make an additional report. If the Care Team needs more information from you or requires your assistance, we will contact you directly. If you report in an anonymous fashion without leaving your name, we will not be able to contact you or update you.
The Care Team will form a plan of response for every concern reported, even if that response is to simply monitor the situation. The Care Team also values partnerships with other experts and resources, both on campus in our community. For example, in the event of a threat to the health and safety of our campus community, we would engage with our local authorities.
We find that most students generally have a positive response to offers of assistance and support; however, some students may not be responsive. From a place of care, we will continue to outreach to the student and at the very least, monitor their behavior. In the event that a student’s behavior may be disruptive or dangerous to the campus community, the Care Team will intervene whether or not the student is open to help or not.