What is CARE?
The Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team was created at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz campus to address the health and safety needs of students as well as the campus community. The purpose of the team is to assess whether individuals pose a risk to themselves or others and to intervene when necessary, and more generally, to identify and provide assistance to those in need. The team takes a preventative approach to risk assessment by offering resources, referrals, and support to both the concerning individual and those impacted by their behavior.
The Campus Assessment, Response & Evaluation (CARE) Team is committed to improving campus safety and student success by proactively and collaboratively managing situations and individuals that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety and well-being of the campus community. The team coordinates with students, faculty, and staff as well as concerned others, using objective and thoughtful approaches to identifying, assessing and intervening with individuals of concern.
The CARE Team strives to:
- Provide early assistance to individuals in distress or at risk of harming themselves or others
- Help prevent situations of concern from escalating
- Ensure the wellbeing and safety of students, staff and the university community
- Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administration, and concerned others
- Educate the campus community about identifying concerning behaviors
- Create a campus culture that fosters sharing concerns
The team operates under the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. The team serves both the University of Colorado Denver Downtown Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Standing Members Downtown Auraria Campus:
Chair: Student Behavior Case Manager, Dean of Students Representative (Member)
Co-Chair: Community Standards and Wellness, Conduct Representative (Member)
Auraria Police Department, Law Enforcement Representative (Member)
Counseling Center, Mental Health Expert (Consultant)
University Counsel, legal advisor (Ad Hoc Consultant)
Ad hoc members and advisors: Veteran Student Services
Disability Support Services and other consultants as needed.
Standing Members Anschutz Campus:
Chair: Student Behavior Case Manager, (Dean of Students Representative (Member)
Co-Chair: Associate Dean (ASAL) Standing Representative (Member)
CU Denver Police Department, Law Enforcement Representative (Member)
Student Mental Health Services, Mental Health Expert (Consultant)
University Counsel, legal advisor (Consultant)
Ad hoc members and advisors: School or College Associate Deans for Student Affairs, Veteran Student Services, Disability Support Services and other consultants as needed.