About CARE

The CARE office is a confidential space to discuss issues of dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Our Mission

CARE (Center for Advocacy, Resources & Empowerment) serves the UC Santa Cruz community by providing free and confidential support to those impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment. We offer prevention education training and work collaboratively with campus communities to create a culture of respect and empowerment.

Our Vision

CARE envisions a campus in which all communities support those impacted by sexual and intimate partner harm through prevention and intervention. We strive to work collectively with members of all campus communities to cultivate equity and belonging.


CARE Has Rebranded!

CARE, which previously stood for Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education, now stands for Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Empowerment! These changes reflect how CARE can help survivors with situations that did not just occur on campus, and instead is a center for all survivors in the UCSC community. Additionally, the shift from education to empowerment represents CARE’s goal to continually uplift and support survivors through the education work that we do!

Along with the new name, CARE is also welcoming a brand new logo that features a lotus flower. The lotus is a symbol of resilience, healing, and transcendence through adversity, which CARE sees as a metaphor for survivorship. CARE also recognizes and takes inspiration from the lotus symbol's roots, significance, and historical context in Asian/Eastern cultures and faiths. The CARE lotus has seven petals that represent our seven guiding principles: community, self-determination, survivor-centered, trauma-informed care, intersectionality, empowerment, and prevention


Want to learn more about how sexual violence impacts our campus?

Access CARE's Impact Report for 2022-2023 below: