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Care Coordinator 

The Care Coordinator at Austin Peay State University is within the Student Affairs division and is responsible for providing comprehensive care and support to students facing various challenges, including mental health, physical health, personal crises, and other barriers to academic success. The Care Coordinator works directly with students and collaboratively with university stakeholders to ensure students have the necessary resources and assistance to thrive.  

The BIT/CARE form is intended to provide guidance in those instances where a university community member becomes aware of a person whose behavior is concerning, or whom you are concerned about. In particular, this report facilitates the reporting of questions or concerns about any student who may pose a potential threat to their own health and safety or to the health and safety of others.

Behavioral Intervention Team 


What is the CARE/BIT?

The focus of APSU’s CARE/Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to encourage faculty, staff, and students to communicate and respond regarding students of concern. Whenever concerning students and their situations are brought to the attention of the intervention team, BIT members meet to gather data and plan for a coordinated response. The ultimate goal is to provide students of concern with assistance, to mitigate risk, or both. The BIT’s ultimate goal is to help keep the APSU community healthy and safe through early, appropriate intervention and to promote a safe environment focused on student learning and success. The campus community will be educated on an ongoing basis regarding the team and its operations and how to respond to students of concern. Use the CARE/BIT form to refer a  member of the campus community to the team.


Who's on the team? 

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. If you are interested in being trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) please reach out to Sharon West at wests@apsu.edu or Claudia Alonzo alonzoc@apsu.edu

Resources if you or someone you know is in crisis: