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Yes.  Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and maintaining a working, learning, and social environment that is free from violence. The university has zero tolerance for threats or acts of violence against members of the campus community.

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Call University Police at (909) 869-3070 (or 9-1-1 from any campus phone).

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PolyCARES stands for Community Assessment and Response for Employees & Students.  Cal Poly Pomona utilizes this team of key administrators/professionals to proactively identify, assess, and offer a coordinated institutional response to those who pose a risk to themselves, others and/or the campus community.

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You may call any PolyCARES team member regarding any person of concern (i.e., a person whose behavior concerns you).  If you are unable to reach one member, please call another from the list. The PolyCARES team member with whom you speak is charged with ensuring the appropriate team members become involved.

*If you are a witness to or subject of an act of violence, a potentially dangerous situation, or imminent danger, call University Police at (909) 869-3070 (or 9-1-1 from a campus telephone) immediately.

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Note: If danger is imminent, always call University Police Services at (909) 869-3070 (or 9-1-1 from any campus phone). To report non-emergency worries concerning behavior by a person to him/herself or others, you can contact the PolyCARES team.

Some examples of when to report concerning behavior/events include:
  • Violent Acts
  • Weapons
  • Bizarre Behavior
  • Thoughts of Suicide or Self-Harm
  • Hate Crimes & Hate Incidents
  • Extreme Distress
  • Family/Domestic Problems
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
  • Termination/Discipline
  • Whenever you wonder, "Should I...?"

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The Red Folder provides information on Assisting Students in Distress. The purpose of this folder is to help you recognize symptoms of student distress and identify appropriate referrals to campus resources. http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/related-resources/for-faculty-staff.shtml

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The protocol listed in "Getting Help" will assist you in identifying who to contact.  When in doubt, please contact either University Police (if you are unsure of a safety issue) or a PolyCARES team member.  Additional information and resources are identified in the Red Folder, which  provides information on Assisting Students in Distress.  The purpose of this folder is to help you recognize symptoms of student distress and identify appropriate referrals to campus resources. http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/related-resources/for-faculty-staff.shtml

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PolyCARES team members will obtain as much information from you as possible to aid in their attempt to provide assistance such as assessments and responses that reduce risks, prevent violence, de-escalate or resolve conflict, and reduce the occurrence of unacceptable conduct.

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Although documentation is always helpful, it is not required to report concerning behavior. 

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Written documentation includes description of what happened, what was said, when it happened, who was involved, and what action was taken and when. When documenting, you should write objectively and give a factual accounting of what happened in a non-judgmental manner. It is important to refrain from inserting personal analysis, opinions or conclusions about individuals.

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The Red Folder provides information on Assisting Students in Distress.  The purpose of this folder is to help you recognize symptoms of student distress and identify appropriate referrals to campus resources. http://www.cpp.edu/~healthcounseling/health-related-resources/for-faculty-staff.shtml

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Yes.  Visit the Crisis Counseling and Consultation webpage for details or students can call the Counseling Services phone number, (909) 869-3220, press option 2 and be connected to a trained phone counselor for assistance.

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As a Cal Poly Pomona employee, when you or your family members (your dependents and permanent household members) need helpful guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, and/or referral to local resources, your CPPLifeMatters program (administered by Empathia Pacific, Inc.) is just a phone call away, and it is available on a live basis, 24 hours a day/7days a week.  For Direct Assistance (Free and Confidential), either:

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