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Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention

Office of the Ombuds

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Need help resolving a potentially difficult issue? The Office of Ombuds Services is designed to serve as a safe, alternate channel for confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services. Faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral scholars, staff, students and anyone else with a campus-related concern may use the Office of Ombuds Services to discuss workplace issues, interpersonal conflicts, academic concerns, bureaucratic slow-downs and other problems. 

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A Safe Place to Talk

You don't have to be having an extreme conflict or problem to come in to talk to the Ombuds. Often issues are easiest to resolve before they have a major impact. We like to say we can be, "Your first step, last resort or anywhere in between."

Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE)

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Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides prevention education for the UC Merced community to achieve an environment free from the threat of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking.  They provide free, confidential and knowledgeable support for those impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking.  They encourage the UC Merced community to step in and speak up against a culture that allows sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking to occur.  Info pertaining to graduate students.

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UC Merced Police Department

The UC Merced Police Department serves the campus community and the surrounding area 24 hours a day.  If you believe there is a threat to yourself or others, you can choose to call 209-228-2677 (CAT-COPS), dial 911, or text an anonymous tip at 209-626-8826.  More information on how to contact UCMPD. They have information pertaining toward recommended actions regarding what to do if there is an imminent threat toward yourself or anyone else in the campus community.  Some of this info can also be found here.  UCMPD also has a variety of programs and services benefitting the UC Merced community.

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