CARE's Mission Statement
Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides prevention education for the UC Merced community to achieve an environment free from the threat of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
We provide free, confidential and knowledgeable support for those impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
We encourage the UC Merced community to step in and speak up against a culture that allows sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking to occur.
History of UC Merced CARE
In Spring 2009, the Chief of Police, Rita Spaur initiated the development of the Violence Prevention program by collaborating with UC Merced’s Student Affairs to solicit funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). A year after, in Spring 2010, UC Merced hired their first Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, who founded UCM’s first prevention education and advocacy program on issues of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking prevention.
The office moved under the Chancellor’s Office in 2014 and it changed its name to the Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office. The office is currently located in KL 107 and it provides crisis intervention services with the support of Valley Crisis Center the community’s dual agency focused on domestic violence and sexual assault services.
Title IX prohibits gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, you can receive confidential support and advocacy at the Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) Office, via phone: 209-228-4147 or in person: Kolligian Library Suite 107.
In addition, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential counseling to all students and can be reached via phone: 209-228-4266 or at the H. Rajender Reddy Health Center.
You can report sexual violence or sexual harassment directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Michael Salvador, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 209-285-9510. Reports to law enforcement can be made to UCPD via phone: 209-228-2677 or by dialing 911.