Kent State University’s Care Teams are cross-divisional crisis management committees that collaboratively assesses and coordinates a response to students identified as reasonably posing a potential threat to self, others, or the University community.
IF YOUR CONCERN NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY AND CANNOT WAIT 48 HOURS,
CALL 9-1-1 FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
OR THE 24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE AT 330-392-1100
OR 24-HOUR NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE AT 9-8-8
YOU CAN ALSO TEXT "HOPELINE" to 741741.
If you are looking for Kent Cares (student resources and safety net), click here.
Examples of concerning behavior can include, but are not limited to:
- Erratic behavior that is distracting and/or disruptive to the learning environment, in the classroom or elsewhere on campus (including online activities)
- Violations of personal space both physically and via communications
- Implied or direct threat of harm to themselves or others
- The display of, or suggestive talk about, what is thought to be a weapon or something to be used for harm or disruption
- Physical or verbal confrontation or discomforting statements
- Stalking or harassment behavior towards a faculty member or student
- Bizarre or odd behavior
- Threatening, aggressive or hostile communications (verbal and/or electronic)
- Clearly noticeable changes in behavior, demeanor, dress, or personality from what was previously as “typical” for that individual.