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30th Anniversary

This year, CARE at SARC is celebrating our 30th anniversary since our establishment in 1988.


Established in 1988, CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center has been a standard-bearer of survivor support services and prevention education for campus sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. The launch of the program came from a group of dedicated staff and students who had been advocating for rape prevention education and victim services since 1979. Initially named, “Student Safety Awareness Program,” the department was staffed by one professional staff member and two student interns. CARE at SARC was one of the first holistic and stand-alone campus victim services programs within the UC system. Meaning that CARE at SARC has always provided direct victim services as well as spearheaded UC San Diego violence prevention efforts. As the need for services and education grew, so did the program. CARE at SARC has received over $1,000,000 in federal grants that helped support innovative violence prevention campaigns (“UCSD Most Guys”; “Every Little BIT Counts”; “Colors of CARE”); increased the number of professional staff within the department, and enhanced direct services for survivors. 

In 2018, UC San Diego’s CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center will commemorate its 30th Anniversary. This is a celebration, acknowledgement, and reaffirmation, that since its creation in 1988, CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center has been and always will be dedicated to creating a safe and respectful UC San Diego community.

Share Your CARE at SARC Story 

Have you had a personal experience working with CARE at SARC? If you are a current or former client, student staff member, professional staff member, volunteer, or campus partner, we want to hear from you! 

We would like to invite past and current members of the campus community to share their thoughts, memories, and experiences with CARE at SARC through an online form found here

30th Anniversary Blog Posts 

Upcoming Events

Check back here for updates on upcoming events relating to our 30th celebration!