Concerned about a student?
Complete the AU Concern Form. A member of the AU CARE team will review and respond to the information within 24 hours. Reporters have the option of remaining anonymous, and the information shared is private, used solely to determine the best approach to address the student in distress and the concerning behavior.
What is the AU CARE Team?
Our team consists of Arcadia community members who meet to review reports of students that demonstrate concerning behaviors, collect additional information on those students, and determine an appropriate response and intervention plan. Members of the team include administrators from Campus Life, Counseling Services, Academic Development, Academic Success, Athletics, Public Safety, and Student Affairs.
How does the CARE Team work?
When you see or hear something from or about a student that causes you to be concerned about the student’s academic success, health, well-being, or safety, submit an AU CONCERN FORM. A member of the team will review and respond to the information within 24 hours. Reporters have the option of remaining anonymous, and the information shared is private, used solely to determine the best approach to address the student in distress and the concerning behavior.
Interventions and Privacy
The CARE Team determines effective strategies for addressing the concerning student behavior and identifies responsible parties to enact those strategies. The CARE Team prioritizes balancing students’ right to privacy with the university’s duty to respond to students exhibiting concerning behaviors. The team works to connect students with the support and resources they need to be healthy, productive, functioning members of the Arcadia community.
What to Report
Examples of what to report include:
- Behavior that creates a disruptive or hostile environment;
- Concerning behavior exhibited in class, in the residence halls, during advising, programming, etc.;
- Repeated absences and missed assignments;
- Significant changes in appearance, mood, or social functioning;
- Communication of suicidal ideation or distress;
- Signs of deteriorating health, mental health, academic functioning, or basic needs (food and housing) insecurities.
Behaviors that pose an imminent threat of harm to self or others must immediately be reported to Arcadia University Public Safety at 215-572-2999. The Public Safety dispatcher will send help and contact the appropriate agencies to respond to the emergency. Public Safety is available seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day. The Campus Assessment and Response Education (CARE) Team does not manage emergencies. If you are unsure if a situation is an emergency air on the side of caution and contact Public Safety.