Care and Intervention Team (CAIT)

The Care and Intervention Team consists of university personnel with expertise in student affairs, mental and physical health, student conduct, human resources, and law enforcement/campus safety.

Membership on the Care and Intervention Team represents an ongoing commitment to the mission of the Care and Intervention Team. Team members are critical to the functioning of the team. They are responsible for completing ongoing training, attending meetings, and assisting with follow-up and intervention as designated by their membership category.

CAIT Mission

The Care and Intervention Team strives to promote individual well-being and success, while also prioritizing community safety. Utilizing a collaborative and proactive approach, the team is committed to identifying, preventing, assessing, intervening, and reducing threats to the safety and well-being of the MSU community.

CAIT Goals

  • Provide a safe and supportive physical and emotional environment for members of the university community. 
  • Identify, assess, and intervene with individuals who are struggling or who demonstrate concerning or threatening behavior.  
  • Provide support and resources to community members who are concerned for another individual.

Team members include representatives from:

  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs (FASA)
  • The Graduate School
  • Human Resources
  • Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS)
  • The Office for Civil Rights/ Office of Institutional Equity (OCR/OIE)
  • The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS)
  • The Office of Student Support & Accountability (OSSA)
  • The Office of Undergraduate Education (UE)
  • Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS)
  • Resources Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)
  • The Office of the General Counsel (provides legal advice)