Campus Awareness Response & Evaluation (CARE) is a collaboration of professionals that is chaired by the Dean of Students. CARE responds to concerns about distressed and disruptive students and advocates for student’s rights and concerns.
The CARE Team is a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to serve five major functions for the university.
- Provide consultation and support to faculty, staff, and administration in assisting students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors;
- Gather information to assess situations involving students who display concerning or disruptive behaviors;
- Recommend appropriate intervention strategies or disciplinary sanctions;
- Connect students with needed campus and community resources;
- Monitor ongoing behavior of students who have displayed disruptive or concerning behavior. CARE is not intended to address routine conduct matters that occur in the classroom.
The CARE Team is composed of representatives from several critical areas of the campus community, and includes the following:
|Dean of Students (Serves as CARE Chair)||Dr. Xavier Whitaker|
|Director of the Counseling Center/Accessibility Services||Dr. Lisa Adams Somerlot|
|Assistant Director of Counseling||Maggie Tennant|
|UWG Police||Lt. Laura Bennett
Sgt. Ashley Gossage
|Director of Health Services||Angie Bradley|
|Director of Housing and Residence Life||Stephen Whitlock|
|Assistant Director of Residence Life||Cassidy Nelson|
|Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of the Office of Community Standards||AnnMarie Reed|
|Patient Advocates||Corey Hindman
|Conduct Specialists||Erin Taylor
Dean of Students (Serves as CARE Chair)
Dr. Xavier Whitaker
Director of the Counseling Center/Accessibility Services
Dr. Lisa Adams Somerlot
Assistant Director of Counseling
Lt. Laura Bennett
Sgt. Ashley Gossage
Director of Health Services
Director of Housing and Residence Life
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of the Office of Community Standards
A designee of the above may serve if a representative is absent or unavailable. The specific composition of CARE depends on the nature of the behavior problem that is being addressed. Additional members from the campus community are included in meetings of CARE as necessary.
The full CARE Team meets weekly to discuss topics related to student behavior and intervention such as trends, best practices, and available resources. Additional meetings are called in response to concerns about students, brought to the attention of CARE, that require immediate action. A response team, composed of appropriate members of CARE, will convene on an as-needed basis.
Signs That a Student Needs Help
Report an Incident
Anyone (including students, faculty, staff and parents) may use this form to request assistance or intervention for a distressed individual, as well as to report disturbing or disruptive behavior or suspicious activity.