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Pack CARES Team

Concern Assessment Response Evaluation Support

Mission

The mission of the Pack CARES Team is to assist in the a health, safety and welfare of the university community through collaborative and proactive approaches to the assessment and intervention of situations involving members of the university community that pose, or may pose a reasonable threat to the safety and care of themselves and other members of the community or a substantial disruption to university activities.

Who We Are:

The Pack CARES Team is a group comprised of representatives from across the university.  The Pack CARES Team serves as a proactive mechanism to identify and address concerns related to students, faculty and staff.

What We Do:

The Pack CARES Team serves as a resource for recommending training, services, and changes to campus protocols regarding the process for responding to campus community members of concern. The Pack CARES Team is a campus resource dedicated to assisting students, faculty and staff who may be in distress or who may be experiencing challenging or difficult life circumstances. The Pack CARES Team also provides consultation and intervention resources when students exhibit aggressive, concerning or disruptive behaviors.

Motto

College should be challenging, not overwhelming. Let us help.

Team Goals

  • Provide a safe physical environment for members of the university community,
  • Provide a safe emotional environment for the university community, and
  • Promote peace of mind for friends and family of the university community.

Who's on the Team:

The Pack CARES Team consists of professionals from across campus with training in threat assessment and behavior intervention.  Membership include representatives from the following areas:

  • Student Affairs
  • Student Conduct
  • Residence Life and Housing
  • Counseling Center
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Health Services
  • Athletics
  • Military and Veterans Success Center
  • Disability Resource and Support Center
  • Health Education and Prevention
As needed, the Pack CARES Team will consult with other departments that may have expertise or additional information on certain incidents.  Consultants may include, Academic Affairs, Legal Counsel, and Office of Institutional Equity.
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