Simpson CARES (Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education for Safety)

Simpson CARES is a resource to ensure that no student slips through the cracks. We do this through a team-based approach that utilizes campus wide resources to help students in need.

Simpson CARE Team and the CARE Report

The Simpson CARES program leans on the CARE Team, an interdepartmental group that helps assist students in need. The CARE Team meets regularly and addresses concerns that are reported to the team. This report (the CARE Report) is a public form that can be used by faculty, staff, students, and other community members to alert the school about a student in need.

CARE Report Form – TO BE ANNOUNCED (contact for immediate need)

CARE Team Lead – Alex Thiemann – Associate Dean of Student Services

Title IX

Simpson University is committed to an educational and work environment free from any form of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The SU Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy provides definitions, reporting, and complaint resolution procedures. The university’s Title IX Coordinator is Mark Endraske, Dean of Students. The coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing the university’s process related to all complaints of sexual misconduct and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the process of investigation. Mr. Endraske can be reached at Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits any person in the United States from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in seeking access to any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX handles all reported cases of Sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual assault through investigation, and if appropriate, a live hearing through the Title IX Grievance Policy.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Simpson CARES provides trauma-informed response and culturally competent violence prevention programs for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking on campus by collaborating with Shasta College and Community Partners at One Safe Place, Empower Tehama and the Redding Police Department to uproot interpersonal violence in our diverse community. Through the Simpson CARES program, students can attend workshops and events that promote healthy relationships, equity, safety and accountability. By partnering with Shasta College and community partners, Simpson CARES promotes multifaceted, trauma-informed, culturally relevant and diverse prevention and response strategies to engage students, faculty and staff in a holistic, survivor-centered approach. Through our commitment to education, training, increased accessibility to services, and promotion of accountability and justice, our diverse campus community is safe and supportive of survivors. For more information, call 530-226-4701.

OVW Site Director – Sara Smith-Marrero