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The Student Care Team is a committee that collaboratively addresses issues related to student behavior on campus. The Student Care Team brings representatives from a variety of campus departments together to develop a general sense of patterns of student behavior, to share advice and counsel, to collaborate on dealing with acting-out behavior, and to recommend strategies, policies and procedures that proactively address student behavior.

The Student Care Team reports to the UMD Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, and has the following responsibilities.

  • Threat Assessment
    Threat assessment is defined as using a collaborative process to address situations that have the potential to be disruptive to the UMD community, in order to facilitate maximizing safety for students and the university community. 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 acting out. Threats are generally lower level threats that affect a limited number of students. UMD's emergency procedures take precedence and are employed when significant threats arise.
  • Recommend Strategies, Policies and Procedures
    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.

  • Office of Cultural Diversity
  • Office of Student Life
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Health Services
  • Housing & Residence Life
  • University of Minnesota Duluth Police Department

Guests are invited as needed.


The Student Care Team meets every other week throughout the year, and more frequently if situations necessitate more immediate action.


A document describing Student Care Team procedures may be found here. A flowchart of how critical incidents are processed may be found here.

If a student exhibits behaviors that indicate IMMEDIATE DANGER to SELF or SOMEONE ELSE, CALL 9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone or other off-campus phone.

If a student exhibits behaviors of concern that should be addressed, contact the Student Care Team through the Office of Student Life.