Kent State University’s Care Team is a cross-divisional crisis management committee that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to student behavior identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the University community.
Examples of concerning behavior can include, but are not limited to:
- Erratic behavior that is distracting and/or disruptive to the learning environment, in the classroom or elsewhere on campus (including online activities)
- Violations of personal space both physically and via communications
- Implied or direct threat of harm to themselves or others
- The display of, or suggestive talk about, what is thought to be a weapon or something to be used for harm or disruption
- Physical or verbal confrontation or discomforting statements
- Stalking or harassment behavior towards a faculty member or student
- Bizarre or odd behavior
- Threatening, aggressive or hostile communications (verbal and/or electronic)
- Clearly noticeable changes in behavior, demeanor, dress, or personality from what was previously as “typical” for that individual.
Referrals to the Care Team may be made by contacting the Dean of Students for a unified institutional response.
Office of the Dean of Students
Phone : (330) 672-8003
If your concern needs to be addressed immediately, call 911 for emergency assistance or the local 24-hour crisis helpline at 330-678-HELP.