Referral

If there is immediate risk to life or property, call 911. If calling from a cell phone, dial 607-777-2222.

CARE Team Referral

To refer a student: CARE Team Referral Form

The CARE Team is part of Binghamton University’s Office of the Dean of Students. The
mission of the CARE Team is to provide support, care, and advocacy for students who need it.

Who can make referrals?

Faculty, staff, family members, students, or any concerned person can refer a student to the CARE Team by filling out the referral form. Once completed, someone from the CARE Team will follow up as appropriate. This follow-up process may include the student, referring party and/or any other identified persons. 

Contact the CARE Team if you or a student you know is:

  • Struggling with a personal or academic issue.
  • Behaving in a concerning manner (change in behavior and/or personality).
  • Experiencing a difficulty beyond their ability to cope.
  • Experiencing a family emergency or death.
  • Needing to take a semester withdrawal for a medical reason.

Is all information confidential?

While we provide privacy, we cannot guarantee confidentiality. Case managers are mandated reporters, therefore any information provided that poses threat or harm to self and/or others must be reported to the appropriate persons, including the University Police Department. Otherwise, case managers only share information on a need-to-know basis.

Completing the referral form creates a referral to the CARE Team only. Based on the
information provided and level of intervention determined, this could include outreach from a case manager, the student may be referred to the Students of Concern Committee, or possibly review by the Threat Assessment Team. Either way, all students referred will receive appropriate intervention based on their unique situations.