Frequently Asked Questions
The mission of the CARE team is to provide care and concern for students, faculty and staff who may be in distress.
Have a question about a particular CARE report or how the VandalCARE process works? We can help! Check out our answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below or email us your question at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, only members of the VandalCARE team can see a report.
The CARE team is a multidisciplinary team made up of Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Students, Case Managers, a Counseling and Testing Center representative, a Residence Life representative, an Office of Civil Rights and Investigations representative, a Moscow Police Department representative, and campus security.
The reporter's name is not a required field on the CARE Report Form so yes, you can remain anonymous. However, it can be very helpful for us to be able to follow up with you and ask questions to clarify the situation. It is our practice to not disclose who filed a report in meeting with the person of concern.
In addition to including details regarding the concerning behaviors, conversations, or absenteeism causing you to file a report, you should typically should include the name(s) and/or identifying information of the individual(s) involved, any relevant documents, screenshots, photos, etc., and any contact information you may have (phone number, email, address, etc.). Most importantly, please provide as much detail as possible (context, past behaviors, quotes, etc.). Anything you can provide will help!
After a report is made a Case Manager will reach out to the student to offer support and campus and community resources. This can look different depending on the reason/area of concern, but will generally result in a meeting to review resources and services.
VandalCARE is not a punitive process, and it is not noted on any academic records. VandalCARE is a way to connect members of the Vandal family to services and resources to help them address the challenges of university life.
We encourage you to do so. VandalCARE support is available to all currently enrolled part-time and full-time undergraduate, non-degree seeking, and graduate students, whether you are taking classes on campus or online.
You can call the Dean of Students office at 208-885-6757 to schedule an appointment (Walk-ins are welcome as well). The Dean of Students office is located in the Idaho Student Union Building. We can arrange ADA accommodations for meetings with advance notice, and can schedule phone meetings if you are not located in Moscow.
Case Managers are not a confidential resource. Information shared and gathered in VandalCARE sessions are protected by FERPA and treated with respect to privacy. Case Managers will report necessary information to appropriate authorities as required by law, including situations that pose a threat to self or others or where a minor may be in danger.
Case Managers are mandatory reporters under federal law. Disclosures of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, sexual harassment, hostile environments, and acts of bias may require reporting to the Title IX Coordinator and the Office of Civil Rights and Investigations.
Also, from time to time, a Case Manager may consult on cases with other staff within the Dean of Students Office, CARE Team, or various campus offices. Information is discussed in terms of what is pertinent to the consultation, and may include the disclosure of case notes.