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Bentley CARES

Bentley Cares is an on-going campaign sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs that reflects and amplifies the Bentley Beliefs and asks that all faculty, staff, and students look out for one another, and make use of campus resources to provide help to those who need it. Even a brief expression of concern can have a positive impact onmany situations.  

Bentley CARE Team (Compassionate, Assessment, Referral, Evaluation)

The Bentley CARE Team is a small group of professionals  who provide assistance, guidance, or feedback  to students who may be in crises or are engaging in other behaviors that are perceived as harmful (either to the student individually or to others).  The Bentley CARE Team accepts referrals and responds to students, families, faculty, and staff when concerns for a student’s health and safety are identified. 

The CARE Team supports all members of the University community who interact with students by assessing and evaluating concerning situations, communicating with individuals involved or impacted by a student’s behavior, and providing referrals and resources to assist and address behavioral or health concerns.

The CARE Team is composed of individuals from Residence Life, the Dean’s office, Counseling Center, Health and Wellness, and University Police. Community members who are concerned about a student are encouraged to talk with the student whenever feasible and then make a referral to an appropriate resource if necessary.  Any direct conversation with a student can be supplemented by a referral to the CARE team and/or any resource on campus. 

Referring Students to the Bentley CARE Team

  • Call the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs (781-891-2161)
  • Contact the Counseling Center (781-891-2274)
  • Contact the Center for Health and Wellness (781-891-2222)
  • For immediate concerns/emergencies, contact University Police (781-891-3131)

Fill out a Bentley CARES referral form by clicking on this link:

Please note that this link should not be used for emergency situations.  
If you are experiencing an emergency situation, please call University Police at 781.891.3131.