The Office of Inclusion and Community Standards provides comprehensive services to the Notre Dame of Maryland University community.
- Follow-up of behavioral and academic incidents
- Referral and support of students of concern
- Advisement of the University Honor Board
- Educational programmatic initiatives and response to emergency situations in conjunction with Public Safety via the Student Life Duty team
All communities operate with a shared commitment to core values. Guided by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and committed to our long standing mission, Notre Dame of Maryland University strives to build inclusive communities, engage in service to others and to promote social responsibility.
Being part of the NDMU community is a privilege and therefore brings with it the obligation to conduct oneself in ways that promote these goals and build up the community and the obligation to refrain from activity inconsistent with our shared goals and commitments.
Each community member is expected to make choices that preserve a safe and secure environment in which all individuals are able to pursue their academic endeavors, practice responsible citizenship, respect the rights of others, and be accountable for their actions and the actions of their guests.
The CARE (Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation) Network is a multi-disciplinary body of stakeholders from across the University which receives referrals pertaining concerning issues, collects additional information, and then identifies and enacts appropriate strategies for addressing the situation. The CARE Network addresses both early intervention cases as well as threat assessment.
The CARE Network at NDMU is comprised of two functional groups, the Students of Concern Committee and the Behavioral Intervention Team.
- The Students of Concern Committee provides a collaborative and coordinated intervention as early as possible for students experiencing some form of difficulty. Problems students encounter are diverse and include: poor academic performance, adjustment issues, health problems, emotional issues, disruptive behavior in the classroom or residence halls, financial difficulties, student conduct issues, and family concerns.
- The Behavioral Intervention Team assesses concerning situations when there are psychosocial or behavioral problems that may pose a potential health or safety risk to themselves or the community.