Anyone can refer a student who could benefit from additional support and troubleshooting. Please include all pertinent information pertaining to the student’s area/behavior of concern, including any documentation that may be relevant.
The Advocacy Center is available to provide support to distressed students and to address related behaviors and concerns. Our goal is to assess, intervene and potentially to prevent escalation and to assist students in accessing the supports they need to be successful at WVU.
Anyone can report concerning, disruptive, alarming, or threatening behaviors to the
Advocacy Center. When completing the referral form, please include all pertinent
information pertaining to the student’s behavior of concern, including any documentation
that may be relevant. Providing complete and concise information will allow us to
offer the most effective and appropriate support. A referral can be submitted at
any time. Once your report is received, a member of our team will review the information
and may contact you for additional details. We will gather information, consider
the needs of the student and those impacted, and determine appropriate response
for the referred individual.
Referrals are reviewed during regular business hours when the University is open (typically Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Please note submissions are not monitored 24/7. If this is an emergent situation or an immediate threat to self or others, please contact the following 24/7 resources. Completing a CARE referral in lieu of emergency services will delay a response.
Every referral submitted to the Advocacy Center will be reviewed and addressed; however, to ensure that students privacy is protected, individuals who submit a CARE report may not be provided with details regarding the support and or intervention that was provided. For questions or inquiries, please contact us at CARETeam@mail.wvu.edu