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FAQ's About CARE

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Care Team and process. Don't see your answer here? Contact us at care@depauw.edu.

What is a CARE Form?

What is the CARE Team?

Is my concern great enough to warrant a CARE form submission?

Once I submit a concern will I hear back from the CARE Team?

I emailed the CARE Team about a student but haven’t seen any improvements

 

 

What is a CARE Form?

The CARE form is an electronic form a member of our community submits when they are concerned about a student. Upon receiving this form, the CARE process is initiated. The CARE Manager will review the form, identify the current level of concern, collect any additional information needed from campus partners, and determine the most appropriate individual to reach out to the student.

What is the CARE Team?

The CARE Team is a small group of campus officials who meet weekly to discuss students of concern and offer support to students who may be facing difficult situations.

Is my concern great enough to warrant a CARE form submission?

Each CARE form we receive provides a unique perspective that can help us identify the best campus resource for students in need.

Once I submit a concern will I hear back from the CARE Team?

No, not necessarily. The CARE Team is working hard to meet with the student and get them connected to the appropriate resources. You may be contacted if additional information is needed but not always. The CARE Team views their interactions with students as private matters and cannot share that information without the students consent.

On occasion, the CARE Team will send out emails to a student’s professors letting them know the student is dealing with health or personal matters that may affect their attendance and/or academic performance. These emails are for informational purposes only to assist you as you work with the student. It is the student’s responsibility to work with you to make up any missed work/assignments based on your classroom policies.

I emailed the CARE Team about a student but haven’t seen any improvements

Getting a student connected to campus resources takes time as does seeing visible results in a student who may be seeking additional support (i.e. Counseling Services). Please be patient with the student as they work to get themselves “back on track”. We understand that it is hard to watch a student struggle and as a result jeopardize their academics, but rest assured that the CARE Team is doing everything they can to support the student.