Important: If someone is at imminent risk of harming themselves or others, or if you perceive the situation to be an emergency, please contact 911 NOW.  

See Something, Say Something, Do Something

If you are concerned about the welfare of someone affiliated with MSU and this is a non-emergency, we encourage you to complete a CARE ALERT. Sometimes people cannot or will not ask for support, so informing us of your concern may be a critical factor in getting them support. There are a number of reasons why someone might need help that you can report on this form, including but not limited to threats of suicide or self-harm, threats regarding violence to others, other mental health related concerns and concerns to the safety of the community.

If you consider the situation to be an emergency, call 911 NOW. If this is not an emergency please submit a CARE alert (formally known as a student of concern report) by clicking the box below.

Depending on your interest, please click on the appropriate button below.




   Alli Gidley, Safety and Welfare Manager

    (406) 994-2826


As a result of growing national trends on college campuses of mental health issues and the increase in unsafe behaviors leading to harm or death, Montana State University has created the MSU CARES Program. In order to promote the safety and wellness of the University, the MSU CARES addresses behaviors that are disruptive or concerning and may include mental health and/or safety issues.


MSU CARES is composed of members from the Office of the Dean of Students, University Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Service, Residence Life, Disability Services, and Veterans Services.  This program is responsible for discussing, assessing, and responding to reports of individuals who are demonstrating disruptive or concerning behaviors.  MSU CARES is designed to be proactive in providing swift, coordinated, caring, and developmental intervention to member of the campus community prior to crisis.


A person of concern is any individual who demonstrates disruptive or problematic behavior, expresses personal difficulties, exhibits mental or emotional instability, or otherwise causes another member of the campus community to feel apprehension for their safety or for the safety of the person of concern.