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BC Cares

If you are concerned about a student's immediate health, safety, or welfare, please call Campus Police & Safety at 540-828-5609. Campus Police & Safety officers and staff can assist you with assessing the situation and determining if immediate action is necessary or if a referral might be more appropriate.

BC Cares provides a college-wide reporting system for the care and support of students that is comprised of the BC CARE Team, Title IX, Student Conduct Services and the Honor Council.

Report a Student Concern

Select and complete the online reporting form appropriate for your student concern. If you are not sure which form is applicable, please be sure to complete one of the reporting forms. The first and most important step in helping a student is reporting the concern.

What We Provide

  • A method of online reporting
  • Evaluation of crisis, concerns and complaints
  • Referral of students to appropriate campus resources
  • Appropriate resolution options
  • Information about college and community resources
  • Ongoing support

Care Team

Bridgewater College's CARE Team is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the College which receives referrals pertaining to students of concern.

What does the "CARE" stand for?

CARE stands for Connection Assessment Referral Effort.

Broadly, the CARE Team Addresses:

  • Behaviors that impair academic effectiveness when it is suspected that such behaviors are more than the result of irresponsible choices;
  • Disruptive behavior that it impacts the ability of the individual and/or others to successfully participate in campus life;
  • Behavior that is dangerous to self and/or other.

The CARE Team wants faculty, staff, fellow students and family members to share concerns about student behavior that they feel are detrimental to the student him/herself or the community. However, it is important that we – as an institution that values diversity – understand that behaviors that may be unique or eccentric are not always detrimental, dangerous or threatening.

The CARE Team will keep the faculty and staff that refer students informed of the Team's actions to the extent that we can; not all information can be shared due to confidentiality.

What does the CARE Team do?

The CARE Team provides a means for early intervention of students of concern through collaboration with campus faculty, staff and students. The CARE Team receives referrals pertaining to students of concern, collects additional information, and then identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation.

Who are members of the CARE Team?

The Bridgewater College CARE Team is coordinated through the Office of Student Life, chaired by the Associate Dean of Students, and is comprised of representatives from the following areas:

  • Student Conduct Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Residence Life
  • Academic Affairs
  • Athletics
  • Chaplain
  • Title IX
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Disability Services
  • International Student Services
  • Wellness Education

What is the ultimate goal of the CARE Team?

The goal of the Bridgewater College CARE Team is to promote a safe college environment for the campus community focused on student development and learning.

Questions? Contact us!

Department of Student Life
540-828-5380
studentlife@bridgewater.edu