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Dean of Students Office and Cougar Care Network Support Resources Available

The Dean of Students Office and Cougar Care Network are here.

We send this message as a reminder of the staff who are on hand to provide support, care and advocacy to our students, especially those impacted by the most recent events involving violence against Black Americans. As we all mourn, take action, and reflect on our own privilege, we are here to support you. Students needing any level of support can be referred to Cougar Care Network or can reach out to us directly. In times of tragedy and crisis, people often forget to meet their own basic needs. We want to ensure that all students are able to stay nourished and safe during this time, and always.

As President Neufeldt stated, “It is our responsibility to uphold and honor our values of inclusiveness, community and intellectual engagement. As an institution of higher education, we must speak out with our voices to condemn racism while also actively working together to destroy oppression and hate in all its forms.” Know that we are working to better the CSUSM community.


Advocacy for Student Rights

Activism resources: https://csusm.edu/dos/advocacy/activism_resources.pdf

Title IX/Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation: https://www.csusm.edu/title9/index.html

University Ombuds: https://www.csusm.edu/ombuds/index.html

Office of Inclusive Excellence: https://www.csusm.edu/equity/index.html

Dean of Students Office: https://www.csusm.edu/dos/index.html


Mental Health Support 

Student Health and Counseling Services: https://www.csusm.edu/counseling/race.html

Local community resources – Connect directly with clinical case manager Katie Ramos, LCSW, at kramos@csusm.edu.


Basic Needs 

Cougar Pantry: https://www.csusm.edu/asi/pantry/index.html

Local community resources: https://www.csusm.edu/ccn/

Emergency housing: For students experiencing active or anticipated homelessness, please connect directly with care manager Bonnie Campbell, MSW, at bcampbell@csusm.edu.


We see you, we acknowledge the pain, and we are here.

Dean of Students Office