Student Support and Care Team

Frequently Asked Questions


What does SSCT do?

  • Balances the individual needs of the student and those of the greater campus community.

  • Provides a structured positive method for addressing student behaviors that impact the college community and may involve mental health and/or safety issues.

  • Initiates appropriate intervention without resorting to punitive measures.

  • Offers consultation to instructors to support the classroom environment.

When should I make a report to SSCT for their follow-up?

When you have a concern for the student, when a student discloses a need for a resource or support, when the student is disruptive, engages in prohibited conduct*, or there are issues of academic dishonesty.
(*For prohibited conduct see Student Rights and Responsibilities.)

When should I do a direct referral to a support service?

Any student who is showing concerning behavior in your class or in your office should be referred to any of the support services on campus. You can also submit an INFORMATION ONLY report for these issues and the SSCT does not need to conduct any follow-up on these cases.

How quickly will I get a response from SSCT on my report?

Core members of SSCT review reports and respond to reporters/reported within 5 business days.

What happens once I submit a report?

Reports are reviewed by core members weekly on Thursdays and by the whole team every Tuesday during Fall and Spring semester. Follow-up interventions are determined and assigned to team members. Follow-up can include reaching out to the reporter for additional information and directly connecting with the student of concern.

Should I tell the student that I am submitting a report to SSCT?

If you are comfortable doing so, tell the student that you are concerned and ask if the student is okay. In many cases the student will indicate that they could use some help and you can refer them to Student Health Services, Accessibility Support Services, or any of the support programs at Cabrillo for assistance. Sometimes walking a student over to one of these services really sends a supportive message that you care about them.

Does the student have to know who reported?

If you feel that you have been threatened or feel unsafe around a student, you should include this in the report. If you do not want the student to know that you submitted the report, you should include that information so that SSCT and the Dean of Student Services know that reporter confidentiality is part of the follow-up plan. If the case does go to an expulsion level and/or court, it is at this point that the reporter's name will have to be revealed.

Does my program chair or dean need to know?

Any time you are submitting a SSCT report, you should notify and consult with your program chair and/or dean to ensure you are taking the appropriate next steps.