The York College of Pennsylvania CARE team collaborates with various departments on campus to assist students with medical, social, and academic concerns. The team works to connect with students of concern to provide individualized resources and support for their personal and professional success.
If you feel threatened, or are concerned about someone's immediate health, safety, or welfare, call Campus Safety (717.815.1314). They can work with you to assess the situation and determine if immediate action is necessary or if a referral to the Office of Residence Life (717.815.1281) is appropriate.
If you are concerned about someone's behavior or you have information about a student that causes you concern, please call the Office of Student Affairs (717.815.1461) or the Office of Residence Life (717.815.1281). The Dean of Student Affairs or The Office of Residence Life can work with you to determine the next appropriate step(s) which may include a referral to Health Services (717.849.1615 option 3), Counseling Services (717.815.6437), the CARE team or other campus/community resources.
Students can be referred to the CARE team via professors, Campus Safety officers, resident assistants, dining staff, academic advisers, parents, etc. The concerns shared could be behavioral, medical, personal or academic. The CARE team can be e-mailed directly at Care@ycp.edu.
Information provided on the form will be sent to the appropriate College official for further review and follow-up. This report is used to report non-emergency information. This includes, but is not limited to:
Privacy will be maintained throughout the investigation to the extent and consistent with the College's need to undertake a full and impartial investigation. All complaints will be promptly and thoroughly investigated. Your name will be submitted along with the information you provide.
You can expect all concerns to be taken seriously and an investigation into the reported concern will normally be within 48 hours of your submission.
Please note: It is not possible for CARE team members to maintain any information in complete confidentiality in accordance with Title IX Federal Law. All appropriate steps will be taken to maintain student and reporting person privacy when possible.
If you are a student and would like to CONFIDENTIALLY discuss a concern, please contact Counseling Services at 717.815.6437. Discussing an issue with the Counseling Services is NOT considered an official report.
What are signs that a student might need help?
What are my responsibilities regarding students who need help?
How do I make a referral, and to whom?
Knowing where to refer to students is sometimes difficult, as academic, behavioral, and psychaitric problems often come together. If someone's life is threatened, in which case you should dial 911, you can refer a student to Counseling or Academic Advising, who can then initiate other referrals, if necessary. To make you referrals you should:
While you don't want to intrude into a student's personal life, it's okay to follow up later (and may make the student feel better) by saying something, "I hope you're doing better these days."
What steps should I take if I need to talk with a student who makes me uneasy but really isn't a "threat"?