Message to the CI Community from the

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Team:

CAPS strongly condemns and rejects acts of racism, police brutality, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, classism, religious and ethnic persecution and discrimination against Indigenous peoples and veterans. We condemn white supremacy and all systems of oppression.

CAPS pledges to adhere to the following practices in order to actively work towards eliminating systemic discrimination of any kind:

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment where students can share their individual experiences of discrimination.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, self-reflection and open dialogue to identify personal biases and additional opportunities towards developing anti-discriminatory growth and self-awareness.
  • Advocate on behalf of students experiencing inequities and support them through the grievance process.

Acts of violence against our communities leave scars.  We know there are psychological consequences of such trauma, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, grief, and substance abuse, and want to remind the campus community that we are here for you. CAPS is committed to providing affirmative, supportive and safe healing spaces for you. Please contact us at 805-437-2088 to speak with a clinician (select option 2 for 24/7 phone counseling after hours).  You can also reach us by email - and review resources on our website - and

Statement in Support of Students Following the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) wants to express our support for our campus community after the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. We understand and acknowledge that there are a wide range of thoughts and feelings about this decision. As mental health professionals we are acutely aware that for many this change has created an atmosphere of fear, sadness, anger, and worry about the stripping of rights in many parts of the country that had been afforded to women and people who can become pregnant for the past 50 years. Per Governor Newsom’s statement on June 27, 2022, California remains committed to protecting reproductive rights and no laws about reproductive services have changed in our state. We recognize that decisions involving health and families are deeply personal and made with thoughtful consideration. 

We affirm the right of all people to advocate for their healthcare needs and have access to the services they deem essential to their well-being. We also acknowledge the most restrictive laws disproportionately impact our marginalized communities, including communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

We want CSUCI students impacted by this decision to know that CAPS is here to support you through these tumultuous times. We are committed as a center to provide a supportive space for any student who may need or desire one. We will work to the best of our ability to help students navigate challenges in their personal lives, community, and in our country. 

Our office is open for in-person and virtual appointments. Scheduled and walk-in crisis appointments are available. We offer 24/7 urgent care service: 805-437-2088 - Option 2. CAPS is in Bell Tower East Room 1867 - caps@csuci.edu

[Adapted from CSU Northridge's statement.]

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