The CARE (Campus Assault Response and Education) Center promotes a campus culture of care, 安全, and respect for all persons. We empower students through education and 外展 and provide a 支持ive, trauma-informed, and student-centered approach in response to gender and power-based personal violence to all students.

CARE中心 工作人员 is available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4:00pm by appointment for confidential consultation either virtually (Zoom) or in-person for concerns related to sexual assault and violence. 电子邮件 or call 925-631-4193 to schedule an appointment.

The 24/7 CARE Line (925-878-9207) is available for call/text 支持 and resources related to sexual assault and violence during the academic year (支持 is available first day of classes to last day of classes each semester).  24/7 CARE Line phone resumes 1/3/24.



The Director of the CARE Center provides confidential, compassionate 支持 and resources. 

Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all students, regardless of gender, 性别认同, 比赛, 种族, class, 能力, 宗教, and sexual orientation.

We strive to promote student's well being by helping them develop lifelong skills that improve the quality of life and their relationships. We provide a 支持ive space for students to explore their own knowledge, 经历, and beliefs about healthy sexuality, 同意, healthy/unhealthy relationships, 和沟通.

性侵犯, 不正当的性行为, intimate partner violence, and 跟踪 are not tolerated at Saint Mary's College. CARE中心 支持s all students in navigating their own relationships and assists them in understanding how to help contribute to a safe campus community both on a micro and macro level. 

预防: Our main focus for the prevention of power-based personal violence is early intervention and risk reduction through training, 外展, 和教育. This involves collaboration with students, 工作人员, and faculty and the practice of bystander intervention.

回应: We provide affirming and non-judgmental crisis response, 宣传, 支持, and resources to students affected by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, 和/或跟踪. Students are provided a safe, comfortable space to learn about their options and to make informed decisions.

帮助他人: We provide 支持 for bystanders, allies, and those in a position to help someone they care about. You can receive guidance from our Office which can help you gain the tools and resources to best 支持 someone in need.

性侵犯, 跟踪, and intimate partner violence affect many college students on and off campuses across our country.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted during college  
  • 7 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the person
  • 43% of dating college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors
  • 1 in 4 跟踪 victims reported some form of cyber-跟踪
  • 80% of campus 跟踪 victims knew their stalker

Here are some common questions our office answers:

  • Have I been sexually assaulted?
  • What if I can't remember what happened?
  • 什么是跟踪?
  • What happens if I make a report to 校园安全 or the police?
  • If my partner always makes me feel like it's my fault, is this an abusive relationship?
  • What do I do if I know my friend is being hurt by their partner?
  • How do I talk about 同意 with my partner?
  • What do I do if my friend told me they were sexually assaulted but they don't want to tell anyone?