The Care Coordinator serves Franklin and Marshall College by coordinating prevention, intervention, and support efforts across campus to assist students facing crises, life traumas, and other barriers impeding their academic success. To this end, the main duties of the Care Coordinator include:

  • Creating Awareness: The Care Coordinator is responsible for ensuring students at F&M are aware of the many resources that exist on- and off-campus to support their academic and personal success as a student.

  • Crafting Individual-Specific Support Plans With Students: The Care Coordinator works together with students to create a support plan that is specific to their needs and concerns. These plans may address issues of mental health, physical health, sexual assault, trauma, academic distress, advocacy, and financial stress. These plans can be created with students who are both on-campus or currently taking a Leave of Absence.

  • Balancing Needs of Student with Campus Safety: The Care Coordinator helps support students who are at risk of harming themselves or others by working with the Student Wellness Center to determine the appropriate level of care. Sometimes this can mean taking a leave of absence to focus on emotional wellness. The Care Coordinator is available to help students locate off-campus treatment (including hospitalization) and navigating the leave and return process.

  • Collaborating with Campus Partners for Student Support: The Care Coordinator works closely with faculty, House Deans, Public Safety, Student Accessibility Services, and the Student Wellness Center, to advocate for students and support their academic and personal success.