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Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

Introduction
CARE plays an essential role in University efforts for the response and prevention of interpersonal violence, and the creation of a safe environment for all. Collaboration with student leaders, survivors, and passionate community members is the key to develop meaningful cultural and institutional change. CARE has a history dating back to 1979 with the creation of the Rape Prevention Education Program (RPEP) and CARE recognizes that the work of ending violence on campus and in our community is an ongoing effort. Dialogue among students, staff, faculty, and within the UC System must continue to remain on the forefront of the work of ending violence on campus to best facilitate a shift in culture, provide information to the community, and create improvements in current practice. In order to achieve these goals, the campus must work together, CARE frequently partners with offices within the Division of Student Affairs and the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office.

Maintaining Communication between Students and University Administration:
Increasing transparency and communication between students and administration is vital for developing culture change and improving campus response. From spring 2015 through winter 2018, UCSB has held four campus-wide public town halls. Administration and students have also organized eight centralized monthly meetings in order to dialogue together.
In spring 2017, administrators across departments made outreach to student organizations to attend meetings to elicit feedback and to further reach student voices. This outreach practice is commonly known as “Student Organization Listening Sessions.” These sessions are small group discussions for student leaders to express concerns, feedback, and suggestions for change. To sign up for your organization to be a part of this effort please contact isabel.mchugh@sa.ucsb.edu.

CARE’s Commitment to Communication
Student have expressed concerns about how events, new initiatives, or issues in the community are shared and advertised with students. CARE is committed to providing regular, timely, and relevant information as it relates to sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking though CARE’s social media and website. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.