Frequently Asked Questions
Make a referral
A department within Student Affairs
Make a referral
Temple University's CARE Team is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the University which receives referrals pertaining to students of concern, collects additional information, and then identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation.
The CARE Team is not for emergencies. If there is an immediate threat to a student (either through self-harm or interpersonal violence) or the community, please call the Temple University Police Department at (215) 204-1234. If you believe a student is in need of immediate psychological help, you may call Tuttleman Counseling Service for consultation at (215) 204-7276. If you would like to walk the student directly to Counseling Services, they are located in 1700 N. Broad St. on the 2nd floor. For behaviors that are of concern, either because they are out of character or persistent even after being addressed, a referral to the CARE Team may be the next step.
What We Do?
CARE Team will first collect available information pertaining to the student and the situation from multiple sources in order to determine the most appropriate course of action. The CARE Team’s role is to determine effective strategies for addressing the concern and identifying the responsible parties for enacting those strategies.
What Can be Reported to the CARE Team?
The CARE Team collects information on observable behavior such as:
1. Unusual or erratic behavior in class, in the residence halls, during advising sessions, etc.
2. Extended absence from class or activities by a typically engaged student
3. Written work or creative expression with troubling themes or references
4. Verbal or written threats made by a student toward another student, faculty, or staff
5. Written or verbal expressions of suicidal ideation or intent
6. Other actions which cause an alarm or call into question the safety of the student or their peers.
7. Basic needs insecurity (food & housing).