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Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

Mission and Vision



The mission of the Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) program is to anticipate and respond to the needs of students impacted by stalking, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault by providing confidential advocacy and support. CARE also works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in ending interpersonal violence at UCSB.

The UCSB Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) program believes that all students deserve to learn in an environment free from violence. CARE envisions a campus where all students, faculty and staff members treat one another with respect and consideration, integrity, where free, open and respectful exchange of ideas can take place and where contributions to and participation in the community are free from violence.


History of CARE


Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) grew from the Rape Prevention Education Program (1976-2013), historically a joint sponsored program by UCPD and the Women's Center. In the early eighties, RPEP was incorporated into the mission and structure of the Women's Center Department, now known as the Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity Department.

The Rape Prevention Education Program was renamed the CARE office in 2013, in order to provide greater accessibility to those who are impacted by other forms of interpersonal violence and to align with a University of California task force in 2014 to have a CARE office on all ten UC campuses.

-Learn more about the UC President's Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault

The task force brought together representatives from all across the UC system -- survivors, survivor advocates, students, faculty, law enforcement and administrative staff. The task force addressed interpersonal violence with attention to social, emotional, legal, and administrative issues and examined current UC processes, practices from other universities, and student feedback. The resulting recommendations affirmed four key resources: prevention, education, advocacy, and response & reporting.

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