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The campus CARE Team promotes a safe and productive learning, living, and working environment by identifying, discussing, investigating, evaluating, and working on student behavior that poses a concern, potential threat, or actual threat to self or others.

Through referral from the Cougar Care Network (CCN) or other campus entity, the CARE Team assesses the available information about the student and creates an intervention plan to assist the student and community with the concern or threat.

The CARE Team is chaired by the Interim Dean of Students and meets twice a month or on an as needed basis.

If the student's conduct is clearly and imminently reckless, disorderly, dangerous, or threatening including self-harm behavior, please immediately contact the University Police Department at (760)750-4567 or call 911.

For questions about the CARE Team, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (760) 750-4935.

Core Functions of a Behavioral Intervention Team

The CARE Team is comprised of representatives from the following departments:

Dean of Students
Disabled Student Services
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student Health & Counseling Services
Student Life & Leadership
University Police Department