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Cougar Care Network

Commemorating COVID-19

Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dean of Students Office has transitioned to remote services to ensure continuity of services and to provide ongoing support for all CSUSM students and the campus community.

Ways to Virtually Connect with Us

We appreciate your understanding during this unprecendented time.

Resources for support during Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis (updated 9/21/2020)

CSUSM cares about our students' success. We believe students should have information, resources and support needed to ensure their personal and academic success. 

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. 

To learn more about CCN, check out our "How to" quick vids!


Students can self refer by dropping in to the Dean of Students Office Virtual Front Desk or by contacting Cougar Care Network at (760) 750-7627 or via email at

Faculty and Staff

Members of the campus community (faculty and staff ) are encouraged to refer students early for support and resources. All referrals are received and reviewed by a Cougar Care Network team member who will then connect students to the appropriate department or resource.

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

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