What Is DipCares?
DipCares is a team of individuals who care about our students at Franklin and Marshall and are available to provide support and guidance during challenging times. Many students face difficult times during college. Unexpected life events, personal crisis, mental health struggles, financial issues, or academic difficulties are all examples of challenges that can interfere with a student’s success during their college years. DipCares is here to make sure students are aware of resources, that faculty and staff know how to help students who are experiencing distress, and that no student feels they are alone.
Concerned About A Student?
The DipCares program allows anyone who is concerned about a student to make a report via our Referral Form. Once the form is received by the Chair of our DipCares Team, outreach is completed with student and support is offered as deemed appropriate.
NOTE: if you are worried about the immediate safety of a student/self, please call 911 or the Department of Public Safety at 717-358-3939. Also, see Resources below.
The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) ensures that student(s) have access to appropriate support and to assist the College in a coordinated campus response to bias-related incidents and situations. The primary functions of BIRT are to respond, support and communicate to the campus when warranted. For more information and the reporting form, visit here.
Doug Adams, Associate Dean of Students
Melissa Giess, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Weis College House Dean
Todd DeKay, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Ware College House Dean
Lauren Firestone, Director of Counseling Services
Jessica Haile, Assistant Dean for International Student Services
Kabi Hartman, Director of Academic Advising and Student Success
Alison Hobbs, Director of Student Accessibility Services
Ali Janicek, Assistant Dean for International and Off-Campus Study
Courtnee Jordan-Cox, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & New College House Dean
Susan Knoll, Care Coordinator
Laura Medvic, Registrar
Amy Myers, Director of Medical Services
Beth Proffitt, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Boncheck College House Dean
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Brooks College House Dean
Colette Shaw, Dean of Students (Chair of DipCares Team)
Anne Strickler, Public Safety Officer