To refer a student to the Student Care Team, contact the Office of Student Life, or any member of the team.
The Student Care Team (SCT) is a committee that collaboratively addresses student concerns and student behavior. The SCT brings representatives from a variety of campus departments together to:
- share advice and counsel about student concerns or students in distress or crisis,
- collaborate on plans and strategies to support students in distress and address individual student concerning or threatening behavior
- develop a general sense of the patterns of student concerns, and
- recommend strategies and policies to proactively address student concerns.
The Student Care Team reports to the UMD Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students and has the following responsibilities.
Support for Students
The Student Care Team works collaboratively within and outside of the group to identify resources and strategies for UMD students who are in need of care, or who are experiencing distress. The goal is to support student wellbeing, an important component of student success.
In the interest of safety for students and the UMD community, the Student Care Team also works collaboratively to address situations that have the potential to be disruptive and/or threatening. The Student Care Team focuses on situations as they arise from student behavior and decides the most productive course of action to minimize impact to the community and to facilitate the most positive outcome possible for the student(s) involved. Threats reviewed are generally lower level threats that affect a limited number of students and members of the campus community. UMD's emergency procedures take precedence when significant threats arise.
Strategies, Policies, and Procedures
The Student Care Team recommends strategies, policies, and procedures for dealing with issues such as sexual assault, alcohol and drug abuse, self-harm, mental health concerns and parental notification.
The Student Care Team is chaired by the Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students and includes membership from the following offices.
- Academic Affairs
- Counseling (a unit within Health Services)
- Disability Resources
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Housing and Residence Life
- Student Conduct
- Student Life
- University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department
Guests are invited as needed.
The Student Care Team meets weekly throughout the year, and more frequently if situations necessitate more immediate action.
A document describing Student Care Team procedures may be found here.
If a student exhibits behaviors that indicate IMMEDIATE DANGER to SELF or SOMEONE ELSE, CALL 911.
If a student exhibits behaviors of concern that should be addressed, contact the Student Care Team through the Office of Student Life.
If a student causes a disruption to the academic environment, then please visit this Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution website.