Student Care Team

The Student Care Team (SCT) was formed to address concerns about student behavior that may be disruptive to the integrity of the learning environment. Specific examples of these concerns may include:

  • Suicide attempts
  • Activities or events that may impact the campus community
  • Activities or events that may impact a student’s ability to stay in school
  • Activities or events that may impact the safety of the community

The SCT also functions as an interdisciplinary problem-solving group where multiple departments and personnel are working collaboratively to support a student or to support those impacted by a particular student’s behavior.

If you have a concern about a student, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students, 541-346-1138. The SCT provides presentations and workshops on dealing with disruptive or distressed students and provides guidance on the encouragement of positive community standards.

Committee Members

Members of the SCT include representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students, University Counseling Services, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, University of Oregon Police Department, University Housing, University Health Services, and others as needed. The SCT meets weekly.

When to Refer a Student

  • If your efforts to manage a significant classroom behavioral issue have not resolved the problem
  • If you are concerned about the welfare of a student, yourself, or other students
  • If a student asks for help in dealing with personal issues that are outside your role as a faculty or staff member
  • If you have referred the student for assistance in the past and there seems to be no improvement, or things seem to be worsening

Referal Process

Please use our online form and provide as much detail as possible.

Report a Student of Concern

If you need assistance or have questions, please call the Office of the Dean of Students at 541-346-1138.

Bias Education and Response Team

The University of Oregon Bias Education and Response Team (BERT), based in the Office of the Dean of Students, works to provide those who have witnessed or themselves become a target of an act of bias an opportunity to be heard and supported. The fundamental role of the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) is to respond to situations that affect the larger University of Oregon community through education about current and historical issues surrounding bias. Utilizing best practices in our field, the BERT provides services to witness(es), bystander(s), targeted individual(s), offender(s), or a member(s) of the community in order to create change in a timely, effective, and comprehensive way. It is through our education services and initiatives that we hope to eliminate acts of bias within our community.

It is not the purpose of the Bias Education and Response Team to investigate, arbitrate, or to take the place of other University of Oregon processes or services; rather, the intention is to complement and work with campus entities to connect those who have witnessed or themselves become a target of an act of bias with appropriate support and resources. The BERT does not and will not initiate disciplinary action or impose sanctions regarding bias incidents. Data collected from the bias reports is used to develop educational and outreach programs. 

Campus Programs and Presentations

If you are interested in having the Bias Education and Response Team conduct a program or presentation, please contact us at bert@uoregon.edu.

Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team

The University of Oregon’s Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team is part of a larger and institution-wide commitment to a safe campus environment. The team includes representatives from Safety and Risk Services, the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, Police Department, Student Life, Human Resources, and the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance.

Learn more about BETA Team