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CARE Team

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine CARE Team provides support, guidance, and resources to students, faculty and staff who are in positions to foster student well-being and professional growth.

Our team educates the college community on the early recognition of signs of student distress and the available avenues for assistance. In addition, the team takes a proactive and preventative approach to risk assessment, increasing the likelihood of timely and effective interventions.

The CARE Team strives to:

  • Identify distressed students
  • Provide resources, referrals, and other forms of support to individuals in distress
  • Prevent escalation of concerning situations
  • Enhance the wellbeing and safety of the college community
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, administration, and concerned others
  • Educate the college community about identifying concerning behaviors
  • Foster a culture in which concerns for others can be respectfully shared

If you know of a student who is experiencing difficulties, please consider reaching out to us at COM.MSUCOMCARETeam@msu.edu.

Please include the student’s name, reasons for your concern, whether you have attempted to approach the student yourself and the outcome of that interaction. All referrals will be kept anonymous unless otherwise indicated by the referrer.

NOTE: Do not include any information that could violate FERPA or HIPAA Guidelines.

Concerns are reviewed by our team during normal business hours, generally 8:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. If you are concerned about an immediate safety risk to self or others, please call 911.

Depending on the circumstances, a CARE Team member may respond by directly reaching out to the referred student or otherwise assist in connecting the student with appropriate resources across campus. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow-up with the student as needed to promote student success.

Depending on the circumstances of the concern, the CARE Team may refer the concern on to the MSU Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAT), Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and/or the MSU Police Department to comply with university policies and procedures.

CARE Team Brochure
CARE Team Concerns Quick Guide