Student Affairs


Mission Statement

UWB has expanded the role of the CARE team to create a “sole designation” model. This allows faculty, staff, parents and students the ability to contact all support services for students in one location. The goal is to create a user friendly experience for our community while providing student support from the appropriate campus experts.  We strive to provide private, proactive and supportive consultation, assessment, response, and education regarding students who may be in distress or at risk.


Support services for students at UWB may be obtained by completing the on-line report.

  • Designate who should receive the report
    • Academic Alert team
    • Bias Support Team
    • CARE Team
    • Student Conduct Office
    • UWB Victim Advocate Services
  • If you aren't sure which to select, use the "CARE Team" option and the
    CARE Team Chair will send notification or referral to the appropriate team.
  • Reports will be responded to within one business day.

Academic Advisors – Academic Alert services for FYPP and NHS students:

  • Reasons to contact:

    • Irregular class attendance
    • Decrease in academic performance
    • In jeopardy of failing a class
  • Response Options may include:

    • Explore contextual issues affecting student’s performance
    • Make referrals to academic, social, and emotional support services
    • Discuss options for remaining in or dropping class

Bias Support Team services: 

  • Reasons to contact:

    • Incidents of bias or perceived bias toward you
    • You observe an incident of bias or perceived bias toward others
    • May complete the report anonymously if that is your preference
  • Response Options may include:

    • Gather information regarding bias incident
    • Connect those who experienced bias or identity-based violence with support and advocacy resources
    • Coordinate with campus bodies to support community healing and educational outreach
    • Work with institutional resources to explore avenues for minimizing or preventing future incidents of bias
  • Committee Members: Beth Beam, Assistant Vice Chancellor Organizational Excellence & HR; Katie Horowitz, Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct; Emma Phan, Associate Ombud; Miguel Macias, Director of Diversity Center; Rosemary Simmons, Director of Counseling Center

CARE Team services:

  • Reasons to contact:

    • Concern for student’s well-being
    • Financial or situational crisis
    • Significant change in student’s behavior
    • Disruptive of learning, living, or work environment
  • Response Options may include:

    • Assess a student’s well-being in terms of emotional, social, economic, familial, or medical issues that are affecting day to day living
    • Respond in a caring, non-threatening manner
    • Make appropriate on campus or off campus referrals
    • Provide consultation as appropriate
    • Educate the UW Bothell community on how to assess and respond to student distress
  • Committee Members: Summer Garcia, Psychologist, Counseling Center; Terry Hill, Director of Orientation and Transition Programs; Leah Henley, Victim Advocate and Educator; Katie Horowitz, Director of Residential Life and Student Conduct; Cham Kao, Director of Campus Safety; Emily Meoz, Lead Pre-major Academic Advisor, FYPP; Rosemary Simmons, Director of Counseling Center; Christine Straight, ELC Program Administrator,  School of Business; and UWB faculty representative.

Student Conduct Office services:

  • Reasons to contact:

    • Behavioral misconduct
    • Academic misconduct
    • Classroom management
  • Response Options may include:

    • Educational coaching and resources
    • Provide consultation and advisement
    • Informal and formal conduct case adjudication
    • Mediation and restorative justice approach

UWB Victim Advocacy services:

  • Reasons to contact:

    • Student has experienced sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment or other related experiences
    • Student is unsure about an experience and wants a confidential advocate to provide support
  • Response Options may include:

    • Learn about common reactions to sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and find a path that fits your personal recovery
    • Safety planning, change in class schedule, referral to community support services
    • Learn about your rights and reporting options


  • Reasons to contact:

    • You aren’t sure how to respond to a situation or a student
    • You aren’t sure who to contact but have concerns about a situation or a student
    • A faculty or staff member wants a second opinion on how to respond
      to or how to support a student or classroom situation
  • Response Options may include:

    • Consultation with a professional staff member regarding your concerns


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Who can contact the CARE Team?

  • Anyone - faculty, staff, parents, and students - who has concerns about the well-being of a UW Bothell student.

2) What can I expect when I contact a member of the CARE Team?

  • A response within one business day*
  • Private consultation and guidance regarding your concerns
  • Knowledge that your concerns about a student's well-being will be addressed

3) When should I call SafeCampus?

  • Call SafeCampus when your concerns have to do with preventing violence, such as potential threats to the safety of anyone on our campus: (425) 352-SAFE (7233).
  • Still unsure? Don't worry. Just make the call. They will appreciate your concern and will be happy to assist you.

* Consultation requests made after 5:00pm are considered to be received on the following business day. (For example, a consultation request sent at 5:15pm on Wednesday will be received on Thursday, and a response will be provided by Friday.)

Quick Links 

Submit a CARE report

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