UMKC’s Culture of Care means that we meet each student exactly where they are.  The UMKC CARE (Campus Assessment Response and Education) Team is an interdisciplinary team that serves the University of Missouri-Kansas City community by responding to students of need.  The CARE Team assesses, responds and recommends referrals to students identified as being in distress in a coordinated and comprehensive manner with dignity, respect and confidentiality to help students succeed in the classroom and outside and to ensure the safety of the student and university community as a whole.  The CARE Team seeks to identify members of the University of Missouri-Kansas City community who are in need of support, guidance, or other intervention and to refer them to the appropriate campus and community resources.  The vision of the CARE Team is to develop partnerships across campus to provide a collaborative holistic approach in response to significant student issues or crisis.

The CARE Team is empowered by the University President to make decisions and take appropriate action in fulfillment of its mission.  The Vice Provost of Student Affairs/Dean of Students provides administrative oversight for the team and the team is chaired by the Director of Student Conduct and Civility.


Members of the CARE Team meet bi-monthly.  Additional meetings may convene based on the needs of students and the campus community.

Following meetings and case discussions, action plans are created to aid in the success of the student(s).

The information shared within this group remains confidential and such information is used solely for the purpose of determining an appropriate university response.

Reporting a concern to the CARE Team:

If you are concerned about the overall safety or mental health of a student and would like the university to follow-up, please contact the Director of Student Conduct and Civility at 816.235.1047 or use the referral form to the left titled Submit a CARE Team Referral.

The CARE Team is not tasked with responding to emergencies.  If this is an emergency and you are in need of immediate assistance or consultation, contact UMKC Police at 816.235.1515. For all other emergencies, contact 911.