Suffolk CARES assists students in finding the best resources for their individual needs. Suffolk CARES strives to empower students to advocate for themselves so that they may remain personally and academically successful. Suffolk CARES consists of a combination of resources and programs managed by the director of student outreach and support.
Staff members in the Student Affairs Office are available to consult with faculty, staff, students and family members who may be concerned about a student for any reason.
Student difficulties may present in a variety of ways while students are on campus, including poor class attendance, sporadic attendance at work-study jobs, difficulties with roommates, disturbing writings in homework assignments, and changes in behavior and personal habits.
While concerned about identifying students who experience difficulties, the Student Affairs Office also works to ensure that all members of the campus community are able to learn, study, teach and live in an environment that supports academic and personal success.
Appropriate referrals to the Student Affairs Office include:
- Students who experience personal or academic difficulties that interfere with classroom success
- Students who do not attend class(es) regularly or submit homework assignments in a timely fashion
- Students who exhibit a poor attitude or behavior that warrants concern and/or whose behavior affects classroom decorum or the rights of other students
- Students who have a personal or family concern that may be interfering with their classes
- Students who may benefit from campus or community referrals or resources
To more effectively respond to concerns raised about individual students and/or to balance concerns for individual students with those of other members of the campus community, the Student Affairs Office meets regularly with the Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation Team also known as the CARE Team. This group includes representatives from other campus offices with frequent and direct access to students, as well as members of the faculty. With input from group members, efforts will be made to ensure that students can continue to successfully pursue their academic goals while not infringing on the rights of others to do the same. Interventions may occur in a variety of ways, including:
- The identification of campus and community resources
- Referrals for medical care and mental health support
- Tutoring assistance or accommodations for students with documented disabilities
- Consultation with family members and/or legal guardians with students’ prior written consent
CARE Team Referral
This form allows us to receive and respond to reports more rapidly and ultimately lead to more effective early interventions.
Submitted forms will go to Amanda McGrath, the director of student outreach and support. You may be contacted for clarification or further information if needed. If this is an emergency, please contact University Police at 617-573-8111 in addition to submitting this form.
You will be informed when action is taken, although full disclosure concerning the intervention may be limited by students’ privacy rights.
Student Affairs Office
73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor
Open M-F: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
*The Student Affairs Office is closed in the evening, on weekends, and holidays.