During the Fall 2021 semester, the Office of the Dean of Students will be conducting business in-person as well as remotely. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm and we strongly encourage individuals to make an appointment by calling 719-255-3091 or emailing dos@uccs.edu. You can also email a specific staff member using our staff contact information. The office will continue to provide resources through our CARE Team, respond to Student Code of Conduct matters, and be available for student questions or concerns. We want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

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Care Team


Care Team

What is the CARE Team?

Mission of the Team

The CARE (Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation) Team will assess and coordinate responses to significant campus situations and events involving University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) students, which require intervention in order to assist the community and its members to return to a more homeostatic state of functioning. These events may include: death or significant trauma, problematic student situations involving medical or psychological concerns, and campus emergency situations that directly affect the well-being of students. The CARE Team has the authority to respond and coordinate intervention to all student crisis incidents with the concurrence of the Chancellor. Issues of inappropriate student conduct are referred to the Office of the Dean of Students. Allegations of criminal wrong doing will be referred to Public Safety. Allegations of sexual harassment and/or discrimination shall be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity in accordance with university policy.


The Core of the CARE Team is Comprised of:


Mental Health Services

Benek Altayli - Director of Mental Health




UCCS Police Department

Marc Pino - Chief of Police


Depending on the circumstances, the CARE Team may bring together additional resources (faculty, housing, student-employment, health center, etc) to fully address the issue. To ensure the quickest response, contact Public Safety Dispatch at 715-255-3111 to inform the CARE Team of a situation. They will then contact a member of the team. However, you may contact any member of the team.