University Counseling and Educational Resources
- Programs to promote the awareness of and prevention of rape, acquaintance rape and other sex offenses are conducted by the University's Police Department, WoMen's Center staff, Housing and Residential Life staff, and the Dean of Students Office for the Greek system and other student clubs and organizations.
- Staff members of Counseling and Psychological Services , Student Health and Counseling Center , WoMen's Center and Dean of Students Office are trained to assist and support victims of sexual offenses in the procedures for notifying appropriate law enforcement authorities regarding such assaults, if requested by the survivor.
- All university residence hall students receive information on safety and security. Included in that information is a list of campus and off campus community resources, including the Orange County Sexual Assault Hotline . The counselors of the Counseling and Psychological Services office and the medical, nursing and psychiatric staff of the Student Health and Counseling Center also have information regarding off-campus counseling resources for survivors of sexual offenses.
- R.A.D. (The Rape Aggression Defense System) is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for a woman that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. is not a marital arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors and provide you with a workbook/reference manual. This manual outlines the entire physical defense program for reference and continuous personal growth. The R.A.D. System of Physical Defense is currently being taught at many colleges and universities. The growing, widespread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of our tactics, solid research, and unique teaching methodology. For more information on R.A.D., click here.
Response to Reports of Sexual Assault
The University is committed to creating a campus environment that both promotes and assists in prompt reporting of sexual assault, and to providing compassionate support services for survivors.
Students who are the victims of campus-related sexual assault are entitled to certain rights. These rights include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The survivor has the right to have their claims treated seriously and to be treated with dignity. The survivor has the right to be informed of their options with regard to notifying law enforcement authorities and to be assisted in notifying such authorities if they so choose. Because the university recognizes that a sexual assault is more than an assault on an individual's body, but is also an attack on the individual's dignity and sense of self, the university is committed to insuring that the decision to take action against the accused rests solely with the survivor. There may be circumstances, however, depending upon the status of the alleged assailant and the seriousness of the offense, in which the university must take action to protect the survivor or the campus community. Federal law requires that the university provide the campus community with timely notice of certain reported crimes and/or acts the institution believes represent a threat to members of the campus community.
- The survivor has the right to be free from undue coercion of any kind from university's personnel. Such coercion includes but is not limited to pressuring the survivor to report, not to report, or to under report a sexual assault; suggesting that the survivor somehow contributed to or assumed the risk of being sexually assaulted; or suggesting that the survivor or the university would incur unwanted publicity or humiliation by reporting the sexual assault.
- Student survivors may choose to change university housing and academic arrangements, if such changes are reasonably available, without financial or academic penalty. For assistance in exploring options for a change in academic situations, contact should be made with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in their College. For assistance in exploring options for a change in on-campus living environments, contact should be made with the Director of Housing and Residential Life.
- WoMen's Center
- University Police Department
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Student Health and Counseling Center
- Dean of Students Office
- University faculty, staff members or campus visitors who believe they are victims of a sexual assault should contact at least one of the following university officials:
- WoMen's Center
- University Police Department
- Human Resources Department
- Survivors may receive confidential assistance from any professional counselor located on or associated with the university or staff within the Student Health and Counseling Center with whom conversations are privileged.
On and Off Campus Resources for Victims of Sexual Offenses
CSUF Counseling & Psychological Services
CSUF Student Health & Counseling Center
CSUF Dean of Students Office
CSUF WoMen’s Center
CSP Rape Hotline
Rape Treatment Center
Victims Witness Program