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Important information about the university's response to COVID-19
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COVID-19 Update: The Dean of Students & CARES team are available for student advocacy & support Mon – Fri, 8am-5pm. Messages will be retrieved from 562/985.8670 and e-mails can be sent to Our staff is working remotely and will return voicemails and e-mails during business hours. CARES referrals are being reviewed remotely as well.

Learn more information about CSULB’s response here:

For individuals needing resources, please refer to this document that is being updated regularly as resources are identified:


The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation for Students Team (CARES) identifies, discusses, investigates, evaluates and monitors student behavior which poses a concern, potential threat or actual threat to self or others. The purpose of CARES Team is to provide a centralized structure for the campus community for early intervention of at-risk students through collaboration with campus departments, faculty and staff. Students exhibiting behaviors that are of concern in relation to their personal, physical and emotional well-being should be referred to the CARES Team along with students who are intimidating, disruptive, aggressive, or violent. The CARES Team will review all information available on the student’s behavior and background to determine an action plan and monitor the student on a case-by-case basis. The team meets regularly and on an ad hoc basis.


  • To lead a collaborative effort to promote optimal health and safety of students and all members of the campus community;
  • To develop strategies that best utilize campus and community resources to assist students;
  • To be a resource for students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Functions of the CARES Team

When alerted to a concern, CARES will

  • Gather Information
  • Identify needs of those impacted
  • Develop and implement plans for the student, including both immediate and ongoing strategies
  • Provide and make referrals for advice, support, and assistance
  • Address risks of harm to student and/or others involved with the student
  • Review interventions and implementation throughout the process

Refer a Student to the CARES Team

Refer a student to the CARES Team by submitting a report through our secure online form or call Dean of Students, Dr. Piya Bose at (562) 985-8670. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or University Police (562) 985-4101.

Refer a student to the CARES team

If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or University Police (562) 985-4101.