STATEMENT ON CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY
Confidentiality means that information shared by an individual with a person on campus who is designated as a Confidential Resource will not be revealed to any other individual without the express permission of the individual, unless there is an imminent threat of harm to self or others, or as otherwise permitted by law.
Confidential - On Campus
Cowell Center, Bldg. 701
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm
CAPS Crisis Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Inquiries, Information, & Appointments: (408) 554-4501
After-Hours Concerns & Emergencies: Contact Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4444
CAPS is staffed by licensed psychologists, a psychiatrist, and psychology trainees—pre-doctoral trainees and advanced practicum students. Services are available to students free of charge. CAPS offers assistance with referral to off-campus mental health providers. To schedule an appointment for psychological or crisis services, call (408) 554-4501 or visit the Cowell Center during business hours.
Kelly Schumacher - Director of the Wellness Center
862 Market St. (across the street from Dunne Hall)
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Inquiries & Information: (408) 554-4409
The Wellness Center promotes student wellbeing through education, prevention, and outreach services, focusing primarily on alcohol and other drugs, and interpersonal violence. The Wellness Center hosts resources to foster a healthy campus environment and promote self-care. It is the home of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program, the Peer Health Educators (PHEs,) and the Violence Prevention Program (VVP). The Violence Prevention Program (VPP) is a peer-based organization aimed at raising awareness about dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence, and provides tools for violence prevention and intervention on Santa Clara University campus. Email email@example.com for more information.
Violence Prevention Program
The Violence Prevention Program (VPP) is a student-based sexual assault prevention, education, and bystander awareness organization at Santa Clara University, operating out of the SCU Wellness Center.
Apply here to get involved.
Clergy and Chaplains
Confidential - Off Campus
SANTA CLARA COUNTY RESOURCES:
The YWCA is there to help minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people. Services include: 24-hour crisis line for survivors, family members, and friends; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; and counseling and prevention programs for children, teens, and the general community.
They provide counseling services which improve the emotional, mental, and behavioral wellness of community members. They offer short- and long-term counseling to clients of all ages on a sliding-fee scale. Services are offered onsite at their San Jose and Sunnyvale locations and at various schools in the San Jose Unified School District.
1717 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
Tel: (408) 298-1717
Linda Haskell Empowerment Center
375 South Third Street
San Jose CA 95112
Tel: (408) 295-4011
For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact the 24-hour Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Line at (800) 572-2782.
The Victim Advocates Unit serve as your connection to prosecutors, law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, and help to ensure that you have a voice in the criminal justice process. Your Victim Advocate will link you with local resources, provide you with case updates, and support you during court hearings and testimony.
The Victim Services Unit helps victims from all walks of life and experiences, regardless of age, background, or immigration status. Walk-ins are welcome and all services are free. Your Victim Advocate can assist you even if a suspect is not identified or if criminal charges have not been filed.
70 W. Hedding St., West Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: (408) 295-2656
Individuals who have experienced any form of sexual or relationship violence are encouraged but not required to seek medical attention as soon as possible (i.e., within 72 hours) after the assault. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) provides medical and forensic response to victims of sexual assault, 12 years and older, who come into their Emergency Department, 24 hours a day.
In Santa Clara County, SART exams are performed at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose. Trained medical professionals will address an individual’s medical needs related to the assault as well as collect evidence at no cost to a victim of sexual violence.
SART nurses maintain Counselor/Victim Privilege of Confidentiality as legally required under California Evidence Codes.
Victims have the option to speak with the police or not. The ability to have a medical-legal exam performed is not dependent upon speaking with the police or filing a police report; however, hospitals in the State of California are required to notify the police if a physical injury has been sustained, and will contact law enforcement.
CITY OF BERKELEY & ALAMEDA RESOURCES:
Crisis, Assessment, and Triage
Short-term crisis counseling, assessment, evaluation, brief clinic based treatment services, and linkages to community based resources.
Comprehensive Community Treatment (CCT) Program
Case management and support services designed for people with serious and persistent mental disabilities. Comprehensive Community Treatment patients are people with histories of psychiatric hospitalization who are in need of mental health, and other medical and social services, and who require long-term comprehensive services to maintain stability in the community.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program
Comprehensive case management and support services for people whose problems have resulted in multiple and lengthy hospitalizations or whose health and mental health status puts them at critically high risk. Patients are seen on a daily basis, when necessary, to obtain assistance with multiple and complex needs.
General Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Crisis Response Hours
Sunday–Saturday, 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Phone: (510) 981-5254 (Voice message)
2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Tel: (510) 981-5290
Fax: (510) 981-5265
TDD: (510) 981-6903
Founded in 1971, BAWAR was the first rape crisis center in the country. It was founded with the two-part goal of establishing a place where rape and incest survivors could receive the quality counseling and advocacy they need, and to provide community education regarding sexual assault.
24-Hour Hotline, English and Spanish: (510) 845-7273
Bay Area Women Against Rape
470 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm PST (Excluding Federal Holidays)
Tel: (510) 430-1298
Fax: (510) 430-2579
Medical Services and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Alameda County has two hospitals that provide both forensic exams and medical care. Other hospitals in the county provide medical care only, and are not designated as forensic exam facilities.
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA 94602
Tel: (510) 437-4800
2000 Mowry Ave
Fremont, CA 94538
Tel: (510) 797-1111
Each year, Tri-Valley Haven receives between 3,000 and 4,000 crisis calls. That’s almost 10 calls every day, from survivors in need. These crisis calls are handled compassionately and knowledgeably by trained staff and volunteers—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Through their crisis line, they provide crisis intervention and referals to services such as their Domestic Violence Services, Sexual Assault Services, Restraining Order Clinics, Sex Trafficking Services, Homeless Services, Food Pantry, and Counseling & Support Groups. They also provide referrals to other domestic violence shelters, community partners, and resources.
Tri-Valley Haven's Community Building is located at:
3663 Pacific Avenue
Livermore, CA 9455
24 Hour Crisis Lines: (925) 449-5842 or (800) 884-8119
Reporting to University Officials
Individuals may make a report to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, Office of Student Life, Campus Safety Services, Human Resources, a supervisor, a provost/vice provost, dean, or department or program head. In general, when one of these offices or employees receives a report, the University must begin a preliminary inquiry to determine if there is reasonable cause to believe that the University's policies against discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct has been violated.
Reporting to University officials still affords privacy to the reporter, and information will be shared as necessary. The circle of people with this knowledge will be kept as tight as possible to preserve an individual’s rights and privacy. Reports of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation may be made using any of the following options listed below.
Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX
425 El Camino Real, Suite 140
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX: Belinda Guthrie
Inquiries & Information: (408) 551-3043
- Reports can be made online, using the reporting form posted at: https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/
- Report can be made anonymously: https://www.scu.edu/hr/quick-
Benson Memorial Center, 2nd Floor
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Inquiries & Information: (408) 554-4583
The Office of Student Life (OSL) offers programs and services that integrate student learning with personal development and responsibility. It serves as a resource for students in all areas of campus life, and maintains the community living standards for all resident and non-resident students including overseeing the University’s Student Judicial System. OSL assists students by informing them of their rights, providing information about on- and off-campus resources, reporting options, and options through the University Judicial System. The office also assists with academic and living accommodations for students in crisis.
Located on the ground floor of the parking structure, Campus Safety Services is responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and peace on campus and is on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Emergency Phone: (408) 554-4444
Main Phone Number: (408) 554-4441
The Sexual Assault Team handles Statutory Rape Vertical Prosecution Grant and Child Abuse Vertical Prosecution Grant both funded by the State of California, felony violations of the sex registration laws, and prosecutions of sexual assaults on adult and child victims. Each year the sexual assault team handles over five hundred felony sexual assault cases and over one hundred and fifty felony violations of the sex registration laws. Many of the cases prosecuted by the Sexual Assault Team carry potential life sentences mandated by the "One Strike" laws that apply to aggravated circumstances such as multiple victims, kidnapping, and burglary.
Victims of sexual assault are guaranteed anonymity throughout the court process and victim’s address is protected by state law from disclosure, California Penal Code Sections 293 and 293.5. The Sexual Assault Team also obtains search warrants of defendants’ blood to test for HIV on behalf of sexual assault victims where there is probable cause to believe that there was an exchange of bodily fluids, California Penal Code Section 1524.1. The local health department will inform the victim of the result in a medically confidential manner and provide professional counseling, California Penal Code Section 1524.1(f)(g)(h).
For More Information Please Contact:
Sexual Assault Team
70 West Hedding Street, West Wing
San Jose, CA 95110
Tel: (408) 792-2793
REPORTING A CRIME
Resources exist on- and off-campus for individuals to report crimes to law enforcement.
Individuals should contact Campus Safety Services to report an emergency, report a crime, or request immediate assistance. Reports can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. People are not required to file an incident report with Campus Safety Services or file a criminal report with law enforcement in order to access resources and support services on- or off-campus.
The University encourages individuals to pursue criminal action for incidents that may also be crimes under California criminal statutes. Proceedings under this Policy may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus. The University will assist a complainant in making a criminal report and will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a complainant decides to pursue the criminal process to the extent permitted by law. A complainant may also choose not to pursue criminal action, and under most circumstances, law enforcement will not force an individual to participate in an investigation or pursue charges if they are not willing to do so.
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Inquiries & Information: (408) 615-4700
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
If you are calling to report a crime in progress, dial 9-1-1. For all non-emergencies, reporting suspicious activity, or making an initial report, please call the Department's non-emergency number (510) 981-5900.
OTHER OFF CAMPUS NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES
Individuals may file a complaint additionally or alternatively with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)