The University of Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students. The Care and Resource Support (CARS) Team accepts referrals, problem solves, and responds to student behavior identified as reasonably causing concern for students’ health, welfare, and safety.
The CARS Team has established liaisons in many academic centers/departments across campus. The CARS Care Manager in the Office of Student Affairs can be contacted at 412-624-5756 or
If there is an emergency with a student, please call 911 or contact Pitt Police at 412-624-2121.  The CARS Team is NOT an emergency response unit.  The Faculty and Staff Guide for Helping Distressed Students is a helpful resource and can be found on the University’s Counseling Center site


Protecting student privacy is a high priority for the CARS Team. Records and proceedings of the CARS Team are confidential and shared only in a manner that is consistent with University policy and the University’s obligations under applicable law, including FERPA.
Learn more about FERPA.

Reminder-Nondiscrimination Policy:

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or gender identity, and expression in their programs and activities.