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MCC Care Team

The Care Team is concerned with the safety, well-being, and rights of all MCC students, curriculum, Adult Education, and Continuing Education, on all education sites and during off-campus activities.

Concerns about the behavior of faculty and staff are forwarded to the supervisor and/or Human Resources Office.

The purpose of the Care Team is:

  • Receive, document, and review information from the campus community concerning students in distress or engaging in potentially harmful or disruptive student behavior.
  • Recognize when a cluster of troubling behavior or warning signs might exist.
  • Perform initial review, focusing on prevention.
  • Develop a strategy to respond to students experiencing distress or engaging in potentially harmful or disruptive behavior to protect the safety and rights of both the student and the College community.
  • Make appropriate referrals to existing services and campus officials.
  • Make recommendations to College administrators and/or the Dean of Students concerning the disciplinary process and appropriate actions consistent with College policies and procedures.
  • Identify and recommend improvements to College policies and procedures to better promote safety and well-being within the College community.

A faculty, staff, or student who is concerned about a student’s behaviors should complete an Incident Form on the MCC Webpage (or on the College shared drive,“H:”) which will be submitted to the Dean of Students or in his/her absence to his/her proxy.

Concerning behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct statements indicating distress
  • Threats to others
  • Expression of suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
  • Overly aggressive behavior or appearance
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Expression of severe anxiety or irritability
  • Overly nervous, tense, or tearful
  • Abnormal or disturbing behaviors
  • More withdrawn or more animated than usual
  • Notable change in behavior or appearance

Faculty, staff, and students should contact security or call 911 if danger is imminent.