CARE stands for Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation.
It is the purpose of the CARE Team to:
Having clear procedures and plans of action when behavioral issues arise is critical to ensure the safety and security of the entire campus community. The CARE team will provide leadership and guidance on these processes and also respond to inquiries and issues as they arise.
The CARE advisory committee is a multi-disciplinary campus committee (meeting 2-3 times per term) and includes representatives from the following offices: Students Services, Police Services, Counseling, Community Partners, Instruction, and Marketing.
The CARE team is comprised of members of the advisory committee. This team meets on a weekly basis. Members include:
Any DVC employee who feels a student meets the criteria for a CARE referral may submit a report.
All confirmation emails are sent to your dvc.edu email address. You will be receive a confirmation email from the Advocate system. Be sure to look for an email from: email@example.com. We advise that you add this email address to your trusted contacts.
When in doubt, ask your dean, manager, or department chair.
If the concern is urgent the CARE team may seek out the student to make sure everything
is ok. In a less urgent situation the student will be discussed in our weekly Care
team meeting, and all of the relevant people will evaluate how to proceed. Each situation
is different and requires a unique approach.
Upon receipt of a CARE referral, the CARE team will review the information provided and then strategize the best way to follow-up. Individuals who make a referral may be contacted by a representative of the CARE team for more information or clarification. Depending on the circumstances, that individual may not receive specific information about how the CARE team plans on responding to their referral.
If the CARE team determines a student is appropriate for monitoring, the student will be added to a list of students discussed at each CARE team meeting. A course of action is outlined and then reviewed during the subsequent meeting. Usually a team member will be responsible for contacting the student to initiate an appropriate response.
Examples of responses may influence the following:
The CARE team protocol is aimed specifically at providing for the health of students in the community. It does not address disciplinary issues. The CARE team will refer disciplinary issues to the appropriate conduct process.
You do not have to make this determination; the CARE team will do it for you. The most critical step is that you report it to the CARE team. If another campus resource is more appropriate, the CARE team will refer the student and handle the transfer of information.
We can never promise confidentiality when life safety is an issue, but we will make every effort to treat each case with discretion. School officials may be required to report situations involving threats to safety.
The CARE team will take reasonable steps to maintain the privacy of those who make a referral if requested. If the circumstances don’t allow privacy to be maintained, this will be discussed with the person making the referral. On occasion, the nature and context of the report may make it easy for the individual to speculate the reporting source.
No. EOPS/CARE is a student services program that serves students who meet the EOPS/CARE criteria. EOPS/CARE means Extended Opportunity Programs and Services and Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education.
Please refer to the Assisting Emotionally Distressed Students Handbook for detailed information and resources for students or visit dvc.edu/care.
In emergency situations, call Police Services 925-969-3000 (PHC) or 925-551-6212 (SRC) or 911.
Call Police Services immediately. It is important to have the student assessed by Police Services at the time you think the student is under the influence. Call the non-emergency line 925-969-2785 (x22785 from a campus phone).
Title IX is a federal law (Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, Title 20, U.S. Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681 – 1686) prohibiting discrimination in educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance, in the college's programs or activities, employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities (both on and off campus) on the basis of sex.
Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Title IX requires institutions to take necessary steps to prevent sexual assault on their campuses and to respond promptly and effectively when an assault is reported.
For more information, review our Title IX page.
No. Complaints of sexual discrimination, misconduct or harassment should be filed with the college Title IX Coordinator, Vicki Ferguson, Administration Building, 207; firstname.lastname@example.org; 925-969-2005.