Motivational Minute: NOVA Cares

NOVA’s Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) response teams serve as an early behavioral intervention program  and helps to facilitate a “See Something, Say Something” culture at the College. CARE teams are on each campus and within NOVA Online serving all NOVA students, faculty, and staff by proactively providing community resources and support in support of the emotional and physical well-being of the entire NOVA population while maintaining a safe community.

If you have a concern about anyone’s behavior or safety that affects the NOVA community, please complete and submit a NOVACares Form. Reports can be submitted anonymously and your report will help to identify, assess, and respond to members of our college community as appropriate. Reported information is shared only on a need to know basis. Reports that indicate severe risk or imminent danger are directed to the college–wide Threat Assessment Team for review.

Please note that NOVA does not provide mental health services (per VCCS policy), however, NOVA Cares provides faculty, staff, and students with appropriate referrals for mental health intervention and services among many other services, i.e. housing assistance and sexual assault prevention and response, etc.

If you have any questions about NOVA Cares please visit the NOVA Cares webpage or call NOVA Online Success at 703-764-5076. If you are concerned about a student, staff, or faculty member please submit a NOVACares Report.

-Jennifer, NOVA Online Success Coach