Marymount Student Care Team

The Marymount Student Care Team provides guidance and assistance to students who are experiencing crises, displaying odd or unusual behaviors, or are engaging in other behaviors that may be perceived as being harmful (either to the student individually, or to others).

The Marymount Student Care Team accepts referrals and responds to students (and their families, faculty, and staff) when concerns for a student’s health, welfare, and safety are identified.
  The Marymount Student Care Team also supports members of the University community who interact with at-risk students by assessing and evaluating situations, communicating with individuals involved or impacted by a student’s behavior, and providing referrals and resources to assist and address behavioral concerns.
By fostering collaborative relationships with University departments and maintaining open lines of communication with previously identified and referred students, their families, faculty and staff, the Marymount Student Care Team makes a commitment to educating the University community about existing policies and instructing community members on how to address students in crisis.

The Marymount Student Care Team is coordinated through the Division of Student Affairs and is made up of the following members:
  •  Director of Student Counseling Services (Chair)
  •  Director of International Student Services
  •  Director of the Office of Wellness, Intervention, and Prevention
  •  Director of Campus Ministry
  •  Assistant Director of Residence Life
  •  Student Access Services Representative
  •  Executive Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning
  •  Faculty Representative
Other stakeholders are invited as needed and may include representatives
from Athletics, Student Conduct, Associate Deans of Schools, Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, etc.

Please use the link above to make a referral to the Care Team.

Examples of Marymount Student Care Team referrals:

  • A student claims that they are thinking about harming themselves or others. 
  • A student’s physical appearance is deteriorating.
  • A student is suffering from or dealing with the side effects of a serious illness.
  • There are perceived concerns regarding the mental and/or physical health, welfare, and/or safety of a student. 

Please visit our frequently asked questions page to see if what you are thinking is a common question or feel free to call the Team Chair, Dr. Laura Finkelstein, at (703) 526-6861.

If you have an urgent question after hours, please call Campus Safety at (703) 284-1600 or 911 if there’s an emergency.