Caring for our UCLA community

A message to the Bruin community

Dear Bruin Community,

In light of the two recent deaths at UCLA, one involving a current student and the other a person unaffiliated with the university, it is important to remind everyone of the need to keep ourselves and each other safe. UCLA takes very serious the safety of our community and provides many services designed to assist individuals in crisis. Please find below a list of resources available to all in our community:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential urgent crisis counseling, individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry care, and clinical coordination and referrals when needed for all registered students. CAPS is located on the 2nd floor of Wooden Center West and may be reached anytime (24/7) at 310-825-0768 or visit their website counseling.ucla.edu.

  • Staff and Faculty Counseling Center provides confidential counseling, assessment and referral services to faculty and staff and their immediate family members. Any UCLA staff or faculty member (or immediate family/significant other) who is interested in scheduling an appointment with a counselor or in receiving information regarding resources or referrals should telephone the Center at 310-794-0245.

  • The Consultation & Response Team (CRT) is a group of professional staff members charged with responding to reports about students who may be in distress and/or who are demonstrating concerning behavior. This team is comprised of representatives from key campus departments including The College, Dean of Students, Counseling and Psychological Services, Residential Life and the UCLA Police Department. Each week, the team meets to assess students’ needs and to develop a plan of care, which may include student outreach or referrals to campus and community resources. Please email CRTeam@ucla.edu or call 310-825-7291 to speak with a Case Manager who can advise you on how to support a student about whom you may be concerned. Please note that Case Managers do not maintain 24-hour access to email or phone. For additional information and resources to support a student in distress, please visit the CRT website.

  • When staff and faculty are exhibiting concerning behavior, the UCLA Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) provides assistance. The Behavioral Intervention Team is a multidisciplinary group consisting of representatives from Campus Counsel, Staff & Faculty Counseling, Insurance & Risk Management, Employee & Labor Relations, and the UCLA Police Department. The team depends on referrals and gathers to discuss situations involving faculty, staff and others who have raised concerns that they may be at risk of harming themselves or others, or who appear to pose a significant disruption to the campus environment. Please remember that behavior does not need to be illegal to be of concern. For more information please go to the BIT website or call 310-794-0422.

  • CARE Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Misconduct (The CARE Program) provides students who may be survivors of sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence and sexual harassment with free confidential support and assistance. CARE Advocates can connect a student with medical care and other resources, explain reporting options and accompany a student complainant through the reporting and conduct process. A CARE Advocate can also help a student obtain safety measures, such as changes to class schedules or housing. The CARE Advocacy Office is on the first floor of Wooden Center West, and can be reached at CAREAdvocate@caps.ucla.edu or 310-206-2465. Anyone can report sexual violence or sexual harassment to the Title IX office by contacting titleix@conet.ucla.edu or 310-206-3417. Please visit the CARE Program website at www.careprogram.ucla.edu.

  • University of California Police Department (UCPD). As always, for immediate support or attention, please call UCPD at 911 or 310-825-1491.

If you are feeling distressed, please reach out for help. If you are concerned about a Bruin community member, contact any of the above resources for more assistance. In difficult times such as these, it is especially important that we offer compassion and care to each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and the families directly impacted by these tragedies.

Sincerely,
Monroe Gorden, Jr.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Michael Beck
Administrative Vice Chancellor

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