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The Eshelman Care Referral (modeled after the UNC Chapel Hill Care Team) provides coordinated assistance and support to students exhibiting concerning behaviors (also known as students of concern) through a centralized structure and method for outreach, referrals, and case management. The care team uses discretion in collaborating with School units and University resources when collecting pertinent information for the development of appropriate interventions and strategies, also known as Care Action Plans. The central goal of Care Action Plans is to address immediate concern(s), and ultimately support the academic and personal success and wellness of our students.

Care Referrals are categorized in four different areas:

  1. Academic
  2. Health/Well-being
  3. Professionalism
  4. Discrimination/Harassment (including sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking)

Faculty, staff, preceptors, and students are encouraged to submit Care referrals as they develop concerns for students. The Eshelman Care Referral, comprised of faculty and administrators, meets consistently to review referrals and manage student cases in an effort to best situate students for sustainable success. The Eshelman Care Referral will make every effort to maintain confidentiality when referrals are submitted.  Please note, however, that members of the Eshelman Care Referral are required to share any information regarding discrimination or harassment based on protected status (including reports of sexual assault, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, and stalking) with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (EOC). Outside of reports that must be shared with the EOC, the only exception to this confidentiality standard is if there is an immediate threat of harm to the individual student or others in our community.

Note: This form will be seen within 24 hours on weekdays and within 48 hours on the weekend. For an emergency, please contact the authorities – dial 911.

If this is a serious student need, issue, or concern that requires an immediate School intervention, please call the Eshelman Care Line at 919-813-0481. The Care Line is not a substitute for calling 911. If there is an immediate emergency or an imminent threat, always call 911 before calling the Eshelman Care Line. The Care Line will ring to an “on-call” staff member in the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs to assist you. The Care Line should not be used for general questions or inquiries or other matters that are not serious or pressing in nature.

You can submit an Eshelman Care referral request here.