Everyone in the NSU community is encouraged to report any students’ behavior that can be considered concerning, unsettling and uncharacteristic. It is important to note that a CARE Team referral is not intended for life threatening emergencies. In the event a student expresses intent to harm themselves or others, please call NSU Public Safety at (954) 262-8999 or local Police at 911 immediately.
First, a member from the NSU Student CARE Team will contact you within 48 business hours to gather any additional information needed and/or to let you know the report was received. The next steps may vary, depending on the situation. Sometimes the student is contacted, sometimes more information is needed, but most often an informal "check-in" by someone who knows the student can be conducted without formal action. If necessary, the information will then be brought to the entire NSU Student CARE Team to develop a plan which will be communicated back to the student of concern and any other appropriate persons involved.
The Assistant Dean of Student Development is responsible for handling all referrals and the NSU Student CARE Team will also have access to the referral. Referrals to the NSU Student CARE Team are not disciplinary but may be subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which means the student can see the referral, as well as those NSU employees with a "legitimate educational interest" in the information.