Identifying, Assessing, and Reducing Threats
Colleges and universities around the country are becoming more diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to their campuses. The Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE) Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated, and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Ogeechee Technical College students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Campus Members’ Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the College. These reports may be directed to the CARE Team or the Counseling Center, depending on the nature of the concern.
Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity. By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE) Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.
The CARE Team process does not replace faculty classroom management, disciplinary processes, and/or public safety responses to incidents.
Note, you may choose to remain anonymous, but if the CARE Team needs additional details and you do not provide your contact information, we may not be able to conduct a proper and thorough investigation.
Report to CARE Team Behaviors Such As:
- Anger problems
- Fascination with weapons
- Homicidal ideation
- Interest in previous shooting situations
- Mental health history related to dangerousness
- Recent police contact
- Strangeness and abnormal or deviant behavior
- Victim/Martyr self-concept
- Violence and cruelty
- Violent fantasy content
- Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities, and materials
Campus Assessment Response Evaluation (CARE) Team
Christy Rikard, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs | 912.486.7607
Sarah Beverley, Student Navigator | 912.871.8514
Desire Alexander, Director of Human Resources | 912.871.1801
Kelli Powers, Campus Police Officer | 912.871.8526
Mark Gerbino, Director of Campus Safety & Security/Chief of Police | 912.681.5667
Kathleen Bombery, Academic Dean | 912.688.6966
Anne Johnson, Student Success Coach | 912.486.7811