CARE Team

Possible Outcomes/Recommendations

Campus safety and the success of the student are the CARE Team's top priorities. Careful consideration is given to the student's circumstances and an individual plan is developed for the student, where appropriate.

If the evaluation of the CARE Team results in a determination that the continued attendance of the student presents a significant risk to the health or safety of the student or others, such that there is a high probability of substantial harm, or a significant threat to property, to the lawful activities of others, or to the educational processes and orderly operations of the University, one or more of the following recommendations for the student may be made:

  • Continued enrollment with no conditions
  • Continued enrollment with conditions
  • Voluntary withdrawal
  • Involuntary withdrawal with conditions for reenrollment
  • Referral to Office of Student Conduct

Continued enrollment with no conditions

In some cases, it may be determined that a student’s behavior was inadvertent or that information regarding the student was inaccurate, in which case, such shall be noted and the student will be allowed to continue enrollment with no conditions.

Continued enrollment with conditions

Continued enrollment with conditions (with referral to Student Conduct if conditions are not met) may be determined 

Conditions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Submission of the student to be evaluated by an appropriate mental health or medical professional or other appropriate professional. The professional may be selected by the University, so long as there is no cost to the student for the evaluation.
  • Where evaluative services are beyond the scope or referral reference of the University, the student may be required, at his or her expense, to obtain a psychiatric/medical evaluation from sources external to the University to be entered as evidence, continued counseling or therapy, continued medication, restriction against on-campus housing, successful completion of college courses at another college or University, and/or other course of action designated in a written success plan agreement. 

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Voluntary Withdrawal

If the student agrees to withdraw voluntarily from the University, regular withdrawal procedures will be followed. The student may be permitted to withdraw voluntarily without grades if, in the judgment of the Vice President for Student Affairs (and with approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs), the circumstances warrant such action. A notation of “W” will appear next to each course on the student’s transcript for the appropriate semester. Tuition and fee refunds, if applicable, shall be based on the effective date of withdrawal determined by the Vice Presidents for Student and Academic Affairs or their designees.

Involuntary Withdrawal

If a student’s  behavior inside and/or outside of the classroom demonstrates that they pose a potential threat of harm to themselves or others, or who create a pattern of extreme disruption, an involuntary withdrawal from the University with conditions for readmission may be initiated by the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.  Permission for readmission will typically be based on the student's demonstration of a period (at least one semester) of stable behavior outside the University and shall require a statement from a physician, psychologist, and/or other qualified professionals external to the campus who can render an opinion that the student is ready to return and cope with university life. Conditions for follow-up services may be required as part of the readmission decision and will be provided to the student in writing at the time of withdrawal.

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Referral to Student Conduct

If the student’s behavior constitutes a violation of the University Student Code of Conduct, the case may first be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for initial investigation and adjudication. A student may be involuntarily withdrawn and/or disciplined under the conduct code if he/she:

Fails to attend any required meeting under this policy, and/or
Fails to timely schedule and/or appear at a psychological assessment requested by the Director of Student Judicial Services, and/or
Fails to adhere to any conditions placed on him/her in order for him/her to remain enrolled in the University and/or remain in University Housing.

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PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 911 IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS