When to make a report:

All members of the Muhlenberg college community are in a position to offer a helping hand and play an important role in helping others get the assistance they need. If you are concerned that a student may be in a state of emotional distress please make a report.

What to look for:

  • Extreme anxiety
  • Suicidal actions or self-injury
  • Verbal or written references to suicide
  • Statements regarding having a weapon on campus
  • Destructive behavior, including self-destruction such as cutting
  • Threats about harming self or others
  • Displays of physical and/or domestic violence
  • Behavioral or emotional changes
  • Withdrawal
  • Decline in academic performance
  • Recent and dramatic life changes, including changes in personality, eating habits, hygiene/appearance, sleep patterns
  • Excessive or inappropriate anger
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Stalking
  • Any pattern of odd behaviors that may pose a threat to safety
  • Bizarre thoughts or behavior
  • Erratic behavior (including online activities) that disrupts the mission and/or normal proceedings of university students, faculty, or staff
  • Basic need insecurity (food or housing)


Include the individual in the conversation:

Include the individual in the conversation: We encourage faculty, staff, students, and parents to address their concerns with the student prior to submitting a CARE referral, although we are aware this is not always possible. Speaking openly with the student about your concern and your decision to submit a CARE referral lets the student know that you care about their success and that there are resources available that can help.