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CARE referrals are meant to provide a mechanism for community members to report a student who in engaging in concerning behavior or is need of additional support related to life circumstances. The CARE team is comprised of diverse professionals from across campus including: Student Engagement & Wellness, Student Conduct, Counseling Center, Auraria Police Department, Access Center, Health Center at Auraria and faculty representatives. Any individual in the community including but not limited to staff, faculty, students and family members can file a CARE referral for a student through an online reporting system. There are several reasons one could file a CARE referral. The following is list of some examples of why a CARE referral should be filed:
This list is not comprehensive. If you are worried about a student, please submit a CARE referral so a member of the team can assist.
Once a CARE referral is filed the information is triaged and assigned to the appropriate person in the Dean of Students Office/Student Care Center taking in into consideration; the student’s other or past behavior(s), and the context of what has occurred. For most CARE referrals the case is assigned to a case manager in the Student Care Center. In situations with high level behavioral concerns a conduct officer may be assigned the case. The following are possible next steps:
After a CARE referral is filed reporters are encouraged to reach out if there are questions or an update is needed. Each situation is unique to the student and the response, resources and services offered will be selected to suit each students’ need.
If you would like to learn more about CARE referrals, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dean of Students Office/Student CARE Center by contacting Erica Quintana-Garcia at [email protected] or Thomas Ragland at [email protected]
Anyone can communicate observations about a MSU Denver student by filing a CARE report. Submitting a report is easy. Simply click CARE referral and share as much information as you have. A member of the CARE Team will review your report within 1 business day. Typically the first ‘next step’ is to check in with the person filing the report to discuss the report and to share possible actions to take to help support the student and the community.