California State University, Fresno has always had practices in place to ensure a safe, comfortable learning and teaching environment. The university has maintained a practice of consulting with a team of campus professionals who have been available to assess situations, which may pose a threat to campus safety. These situations may involve students, faculty, staff and visitors. As a result of recent school tragedies, there have been an increasing number of requests from students, faculty and staff for assistance, in deciding how to proceed when a situation or person seems to pose some risk to campus safety.
The CARE team is a collaborative group of behavior management professionals within the campus community. The team is available to:
Identify persons*/situations of concern
Investigate persons*/situations of concern
Assess the information gathered and if necessary,
Manage persons*/situations to reduce risk
*Faculty, staff, students or visitors
Consult the CARE team whenever you have concerns about the behavior of a student, colleague or visitor that could affect campus safety.
The decision tree is designed to guide you through the decision-making process while considering specifics about the situation. It is intended to help you determine an appropriate course of action (i.e., whether you should refer the individual of concern for assistance or whether it would be best for you to consult with university professionals).