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 CARE Department

Consult. Assess. Respond. Educate.

 

Phone: (631) 632-CARE (2273)             Email:care@stonybrook.edu

The CARE Department is a university-based, multidisciplinary team committed to maintaining a safe and secure working and learning environment for Stony Brook University students and our campus community.  The CARE Department addresses student behavior that may pose a threat to health and safety or disrupts University activity.  The CARE Department responds to reports of these concerns through an individualized, coordinated, and thoughtful process that is intended to gather relevant information and intervene when appropriate.  

The CARE Department is comprised of representatives from departments across the University community and may include, but is not limited to, University Police, Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC), Academic and Transfer Advising Services, University Community Standards (UCS), Student Support Team, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Office of the Provost, Faculty, Student Health Services, and Campus Residences.

 

Red Flags and When to Report

Behavioral indicators of concern or student distress may present subtly or in a very clear manner.  Behaviors may manifest verbally, physically, or in writing (such as in an email, drawing, or via social media). 

The following listing of concerning behaviors are some examples that may be indicative of a student in distress and may lead you to refer your concern to the CARE Team:

  • Sharing of hopelessness, wishes of death/not being alive, suicidal thinking or behavior
  • Engaging in behaviors that are harmful to themselves or to others 
  • References to or preoccupation with violence, weapons, stalking or harassing behavior
  • Delusions, hallucinations, confused, disorganized or bizarre thoughts, and/or disruptive behavior
  • Not seeming able to maintain their health and safety (such as not eating, not sleeping, not washing, engaging in reckless/dangerous behavior)

TO REPORT A CONCERN FOR A STUDENT, PLEASE USE THE FORM LINKED BELOW

Click here for the CARE FORM

Please be aware that these reports are reviewed Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, excluding holidays. If this is an emergency or you are concerned about imminent safety  please contact University Police at (631) 632-3333.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

RESOURCES 

Academic and Transfer Advising Services

(631) 632-7082 option 2
Stony Brook Union, Suite 105

CENTER FOR PREVENTION AND OUTREACH (CPO)

(631) 632-2748
Stony Brook Union, Suite 108

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)

(631) 632-6720
West Campus, Student Health Center, 2nd Floor

CAPS AFTER HOURS

(631) 632-6720, option 2 when the office is closed
You can also call CAPS After Hours directly 24/7 at (855) 509-5742

DEAN OF STUDENTS

(631) 632-7320
Student Activities Center, Suite 222

FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

(631) 632-6840
Stony Brook Union, Suite 208

OFFICE OF EQUITY and access (OEA)

(631) 632-6280
Administration Building, Room 201

RESPONSE HOTLINE

(631) 751-7500
responsecrisiscenter.org

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT CENTER (SASC)

(631) 632-6748
Stony Brook Union, Suite 107

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES (SHS)

(631) 632-6740
Student Health Center, 1st Floor

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM

(631) 632-7320

Student Activities Center, Suite 222

SURVIVOR ADVOCATE AND PREVENTION SPEciaLIST

(631) 457-9981
Stony Brook Union, Suite 108

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(631) 632-6280
Administration Building, Room 201

Student Conduct and Community Standards

(631) 632-6705
Stony Brook Union, Suite 209

UNIVERSITY POLICE (UPD)

(631) 632-3333 for emergencies
Duchess Hall