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Cougar Care Network

Cougar Care Network (CCN) provides information, connection to resources, advocacy and support for students dealing with personal, academic, financial or other challenges which may adversely affect their academic success and/or collegiate experience. 

We are all Cougar Care Network!

Faculty and staff at CSUSM care about our student success and want to make sure students have the information, resources and support needed to ensure their personal and academic success. Faculty and staff participate by referring students for additional support and resources. All referrals are sent to the Student Outreach and Referral Coordinator (Dean of Students Office) who will then connect students to the appropriate department.

Most students will receive support from one of the following areas:

  • CARE Manager (Dean of Students Office)
  • Disability Support Services (DSS)
  • Personalized Academic Success Services (PASS)
  • Special Groups (ACE, CAMP, DSS, EOP, FYOB, PASO, TRIO SSS, Veterans)
  • Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
  • University Police Department


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CCN Referral Form

Cougar Care Network
Dean of Students Office

Office location: University Student Union (USU) 3500

Telephone: (760) 750-4935
Fax: (760) 750-3387