Helping students of concern

The Bridgewater State University CARE Team provides guidance and assistance to students who are displaying odd or unusual behaviors, are engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful, or who share information that is cause for concern.  The CARE Team accepts referrals and responds to students (and their families, faculty, and staff) when concerns for a student’s health, welfare, and safety are identified.

The CARE Team is not for emergencies.  Referrals are monitored Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Please call the Bridgewater State University Police Department at 508-531-1212 from an off campus phone or 911 from any campus phone if there is an immediate threat to a student’s safety or well–being.

The CARE Team also supports members of the University community who interact with these students of concern by assessing and evaluating situations, communicating with individuals involved or impacted by a student’s behavior, and providing referrals and resources to assist and address behavioral concerns.  The CARE Team is committed to educating the University community about existing policies and instructs community members on how to address students of concern.

Examples of CARE Team Referrals

  • There are perceived concerns regarding the mental and/or physical health, welfare, and  safety of a student.
  • A student's physical appearance is deteriorating.
  • A student is suffering from or dealing with the side effects of a serious illness.

Further information and the CARE Team reporting form can be found at

Reviewed 8/2019 by Denine M. Rocco, Dean of Students