CARE provides confidential advocacy, support, and related referrals for graduate students as well as undergraduates, staff, faculty, and alumni impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
Graduate students are unique members of the university community, often times as both a full time student and UCSB employee. Due to this dual role graduate students may feel that the resources on campus are not fit to meet their needs. CARE frequently works with the Graduate Division to navigate students’ academic, research, employment, and financial needs resulting from an experience of interpersonal violence that either recently occurred or is still causing a disturbance in their academic, personal, or work life.
Some graduate students are parents who might have concerns about child care needs that have been impacted by an experience of violence. CARE is here to support every survivor in creating a safety plan that best fits the individual and their family/ loved ones. CARE is able to advocate for needs that affect both the individual survivor and others who have been impacted by the violence.