CARE is an informal consultation team. CLU's CARE endeavors to promote and protect the health and well-being of all members of the CLU community. Consultation meetings are held twice monthly and as needed, at the request of CLU faculty, staff, or students who are concerned about the behavior of a CLU community member (student, faculty or staff member) that is potentially dangerous to him/herself or to others.
Permanent members of CLU's CARE include:
- CLU Campus Public Safety Director
- Director of Student Life
- Associate Director of Student Life
- Director of Student Retention
- Director of Student Counseling Services
- Director of Health Services
In matters involving members of the CLU faculty or staff, the Director of Human Resources would join the CARE meeting.
Some behavior problems have no clear explanation but are clearly not conducive to the supportive learning environment CLU intends to promote. At other times, a person's poor behavior can be linked to substance use, a medical condition or a mental health problem.
The CARE gathers and examines information from a variety of sources in an effort to assess whether a CLU community member might need additional assistance and, if so, how that might be provided most helpfully. In addition to the five core CARE members, legal counsel, other administrators, faculty, or staff members knowledgeable of the issue at hand might also meet with the CARE.
Contacting CLU's CARE Team
Students, faculty and staff members who wish to inform CLU's CARE of a community member whose behavior threatens the health and safety of that person or others, may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The individual may also provide information to CARE by calling the CLU 24 hour Campus Conduct Hotline at (866) 943-5787 or by contacting any member of CARE directly.
The CARE asks that emails provide the following information:
- Name of the individual whose behavior raises a concern
- Basis of the concern (a description of the behavior)
- Name of the reporting party (optional)
The team will develop and recommend a coordinated plan of action. All CARE efforts will be directed toward striking a balance between interests in ensuring community safety, protecting individual rights, and in preserving a healthy campus learning, living, and working environment.
CARE considerations include review of results of fact gathering activities, review of and development of strategies to contain disruptive behavior, determination of resource availability and referral for assistance in diminishing the perceived core problem, referral for determination of whether accommodations are required by law, and behavior modification suggestions for the Dean of Students or the Director of Human Resources to consider imposing.