Students in Crisis

At GW we aim to provide our students with highest level of academic challenge and instruction, while also giving them the tools to succeed far beyond graduation. Our faculty and staff members are an instrumental part of the student experience and often play a pivotal role in a student’s success. However, students may need additional assistance to be as successful as possible – both in and out of the classroom.

If you feel that a student would benefit from additional university support, you can utilize the CARE Network to get him/her connected to on- and off-campus resources which may be able to help. The CARE Network covers a wide range of topics, from academic performance to financial difficulties to social integration and wellness/mental health concerns. The CARE Network is not only for students in crisis; rather, it can be also used as a proactive tool for you to make sure that students are supported in their academic and social endeavors at the university.

By submitting a CARE report about a student, you will have the opportunity to voice your concerns and be assured that there will be prompt and contextually appropriate follow up provided to the student. While there is no rubric to determine whether a case merits a CARE report submission, I would encourage you to submit a report whenever you feel that a student might benefit from university outreach. Any change in behavior – academic performance, physical appearance, interactions with classmates/ faculty, etc. – also merits a CARE report as it may be indicative of an underlying concern.

Your CARE report submission adds a unique perspective to our understanding of a student’s concerns, and is a valuable addition as we develop our outreach strategy. Each case is provided due diligence, and information is aggregated to provide supporting departments important context as they work with students. Following your submission of a CARE report, you will not receive additional information about outreach so that we may protect student privacy.

If you would like to consult about a student of concern, please contact Dr. Tracy Arwari, Student Success Officer, at 202-994-6710.