The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Care Team is a group of SJCME community members composed of staff, students, and faculty. The team’s charge is to provide support and care when a community member has experienced bias-related harm or is worried that they have caused harm. The JEDI Care Team provides support and accompaniment to each SJCME community member through a restorative approach.
The care team creates a space for members of the SJCME community to be heard and supported, but is not a disciplinary body. This means we provide listening, problem-solving, healing, accompaniment, resource referral, and/or a restorative circle approach, as appropriate. We may provide guidance on how to file a complaint for a violation of our student Code of Conduct, Title IX, or Anti-discrimination policies, but it is not the role of the JEDI Care Team to investigate or determine whether a reported incident involved a violation of the college policy. Our purpose is to ensure that Saint Joe’s continues to be the place “where community grows” by cultivating a sense of belonging and connection within the college community writ large. The service of this team is in alignment with the school’s core values, critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, and mission to be a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning environment for all.
The JEDI Care Team will launch in September 2023 as a pilot program to address community members’ concerns or experiences of harm in or outside of the classroom, including online. At this time, faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to raise concerns of harm experienced by a student(s) in any of these settings by either completing this form or contacting any of the JEDI Care Team members directly.
Please note that the JEDI Care Team and this form are not for emergencies or immediate support. If this is an emergency, please call 911 or Campus Safety at 207-893-7911.