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CONCERNED ABOUT A STUDENT?

Please complete our I Care Form.

Here at Brandeis, we all have to look out for each other. If someone you know seems to be exhibiting harmful behavior, doing strange things, or just not acting like themselves, you should get in touch with us, the Care Team.

In order to promote the safety and health of all Brandeis students, the Care Team evaluates and addresses student behavior that is concerning, and coordinates the resources of the university to intervene and provide necessary supports.

Some examples of concerning behavior are:
  • Personal Safety such as expressions of violence, talk of or observed self-harm, stalking/monitoring of others, significant substance abuse
  • Personal/Emotional Distresss such as hopelessness or helplessness, changes in concentration, mood, energy, social connections, appetite, sleep, and hygiene 
  • Academic Distress such as significant decline in attendance at class/job/activity, unresponsiveness to peer outreach, sudden decline in academic performance
  • Other risks to the well-being of an individual student or others in the Brandeis community

The Care Team consists of a multidisciplinary group of Brandeis administrators who work to:

  • Provide a structured positive method for addressing student behaviors that impact the University community
  • Support students by identifying patterns, trends and disturbances in the behavior of an individual
  • Evaluate the nature of a reported behavior or incident to assess level of risk
  • Determine appropriate course of action to respond to a behavioral concern and initiate intervention or response to prevent a situation from escalating further
  • Coordinate resources and follow-up to ensure comprehensive response and care
  • Manage each case individually
  • Balance the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community