For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Regimental Manual - APPENDIX L
Reviewed 22 February 2018
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Care and Action for Students Team (CAST)
Mental health issues can impact and sometimes jeopardize students’ college careers and academic standing. Because the safety, health and well-being of all students are primary concerns, MMA has designed a team of individuals focused on the care of cadets who may be in distress, Care and Action for Students Team (CAST).
Students often approach faculty or staff members when they need academic support or have personal concerns; therefore you may be the first (or only) person to notice that a student is experiencing distress. Faculty, in particular, have consistent contact with students, which makes it likely that they will first observe unusual behavior. While you are not expected to assess or treat mental health problems, you are in a position to recognize certain behavioral changes and may feel compelled to seek professional assistance on behalf of the student.
How to Make a Referral
Members of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Community may refer students of concern to CAST by submitting the Referral Form located at. Once a referral is submitted, you will be sent an automated reply confirming that your referral has been received, and a member of CAST may contact you for additional information.
Alternately, you can make a referral by contacting any member of CAST.
If a student poses an immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911 or Public Safety at 508-726-0798 or Extension 1025.
While anonymous reports are accepted, you are STRONGLY encouraged to provide your name and contact information in order to allow us to most effectively address your concern.
|Joshua Tefft||Directory, Admissions||508-830-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christopher Barry||Staff Assistant, Athletics||508-830-5000 email@example.com|
|Kelly DeMello||Assistant Director, Career and Professional Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rory Deegan||Assistant Director, Commandant's Office||508-830-5000 x email@example.com|
|Jennifer Levesque||Counselor||508-830-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Judith Kaechele||Director of Health Servicesemail@example.com|
|Pamela Wing||Campus Police Officer||508-830-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org|