Advocacy and Wellness

Wright State Cares

If this is an emergency that involves possible imminent risk of harm to self or others, contact Wright State Police at 937-775-2111 or 911 prior to filling out this form. If you are unsure whether the situation is an emergency or not, contact Wright State Police first.

To provide the best learning and working environment possible, the Wright State University campus community upholds a high standard of safety, security, and inclusion. As a member of this community, you may be perceived as a good listener and someone who can lend a helping hand. Your expression of interest and concern can be a critical factor in helping someone who is struggling to find appropriate assistance. 

Ways you can provide support

Many people have hardships or feel distressed. Over time, stress can lead to more serious concerns. You can help significantly by knowing what to look for, when to engage, and how to seek referrals for care. Here are some practical tips:

  • Have a conversation with the person to express your concerns.
  • Encourage them to utilize the support available to them.
  • Offer to assist them in making contact with support resources.
  • Make phone calls together to Raider Cares at 937-775-4567 or EAP at 1-800-227-6007.
  • Consult with campus resources about options for support.
  • Notify the CARE Team when more support is needed than you can provide.

Submitting a report

Sometimes, the kind of emotional or resource-based help and support that person needs can be more than you are able or comfortable to provide. When that happens, support them by notifying the CARE Team to coordinate a response. 

Anyone can submit a report to prompt a CARE Team check-in with students, faculty, or staff at the Dayton or Lake campuses. Individuals can also self-report to request a check-in if they aren’t ready to talk to peers or colleagues.

Please remember that in the event of a potential emergency, it is important to contact Wright State University Police at 937-775-2111 or 911. When you are unsure whether the situation rises to the level of an emergency or not, the safest approach is to contact emergency services prior to completing the CARE Report.

After the report is received, members of the CARE Team will review the information to determine the best next steps. Contact with the individual of concern will be carried out by the office most appropriate for finding support. Someone will also reach out to the person who completed the CARE Report form.