On college and university campuses, behaviors of concern are often unreported. Multiple people across campus may have small bits of information, but no one person has all of the pieces. The accumulation of information helps identify a person at risk, allowing for early intervention, prevention and support.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to make a CARE referral when concerned about a student, regardless of how insignificant the concern may seem.

The CARE process is meant to be a non-punitive, holistic approach to assist and support students who may be in distress. After a referral is made, case managers partner with students to develop action plans that promote student success.

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The CARE process is not meant for emergencies. If there is an immediate threat or imminent danger exists, contact UMSL Police Department at 314-516-5155.