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Help From The University

I want help from the University

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1  

 

California State University, Northridge is committed to providing a comprehensive and integrated response to students who have experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

The University’s primary concern is your safety and that safety of its campus community.  Survivors should not be deterred from reporting incidents of sexual violence out of concern that they might be disciplined for related violations of drug, alcohol or other University policies. 

Our goal is to ensure that all students who report to the University are met with a caring and compassionate response and are provided with access to all available resources and supports necessary to continue their academic program, such as:

 

Campus Care Advocate (Confidential Resource)

Paria Zandi
(818) 677-7492

Klotz Student Health Center Room 140G

Title IX Coordinator

The University has designated a Campus Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee all matters related to discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender/sex.  The Title IX Coordinator is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint; the University’s relevant complaint process and your right to receive assistance with that process, including what an investigation entails; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters.

Students who have experienced sexual violence are encouraged to seek immediate assistance from police and healthcare providers for your physical safety, emotional support and medical care. The Title IX Coordinator is available to assist you in notifying university police, if you wish. University police can escort you to a safe place and transport you to a hospital or a sexual assault response center for a medical examination, if needed.

The Title IX Coordinator can also provide you access to a confidential care advocate. If you would prefer not to notify University or local police, you are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the Title IX Coordinator who can provide you with information on your options, rights and remedies.

To speak with the Title IX Coordinator, call 818-677-2077.

For more information and resources for sexual violence prevention and awareness, including a list of confidential resources, please visit:  http://www.csun.edu/eqd

 

Academic Accommodations

We know that experiencing these issues can affect many aspects of a student’s life. The goal is to remedy the effects on students as much as possible and support them in being successful in their education. The Title IX Coordinator can work with departments in arranging academic accommodations.

 

Counseling

University Counseling Services (UCS) offers confidential support, evaluation, and counseling for students experiencing personal difficulties as a result of having experienced an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking. Professional counseling staff, licensed psychologists, or therapists with experience in trauma response and healing are available to assist students with personal counseling.

To make an appointment with UCS, please call 818-677-2366. Students who would like assistance in accessing this resource are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator at 818-677-2077.

 

Health Services

The Klotz Student Health Center (SHC) is committed to providing students with physical and emotional care following incidents of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. During clinic hours, students can be seen by medical professionals specially trained to care for students who have experienced these issues.

Depending on the circumstances, medical services may include emergency contraception, STI testing, pregnancy testing, and antibiotics to treat a potential infection. For full forensic exams free of charge, the SHC will help the student make arrangements to receive the full examination at the Northridge Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) in Van Nuys.  A forensic exam may be performed that can preserve evidence in case the student would like to report the incident at a later time.

The SHC is also a great resource for students who are experiencing difficulties such as difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and depression. In addition, they can provide access to resources, including referrals to on- and off-campus support services.

To contact the Klotz Student Health Center, please call 818-677-3666.

 

Housing Accommodations

Many students who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking no longer feel safe within their current living situation. The Title IX Coordinator can assist students with a variety of options for housing modifications depending on the circumstances.

To discuss possible options, call the Title IX Coordinator at 818-677-2077.

For complete information on the University’s policy and procedures on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, please see:

http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/Notice%20of%20Nondiscrimination.pdf

http://calstate.edu/EO/EO-1097.html

http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/Rights%20and%20Options%20-%20EO%201095.pdf

Call 818-677-2077 to speak with your Campus Title IX Coordinator.

Call 818-349-HELP to speak with a confidential counselor from University Counseling Services to discuss your options and connect you with resources.

Call 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258 to speak with a confidential crisis advocate or counselor from Strength United 24 Hours/7 Days a Week/365 Days a Year

Help From the Police

I want help from the police

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1  

 

Reporting to CSUN’s Department of Police Services and/or local police is an option at any time.  If you choose not to report to the police immediately following a sexual violence incident, you can still make a report at a later time.  However, with the passage of time, the ability to gather evidence to assist with criminal prosecution may be limited.  Depending on the circumstances, the police may be able to obtain a criminal restraining order on your behalf.

To report an incident to CSUN’s Department of Police Services, call 818-677-2111.

For more information and resources, including how to make an anonymous report, see: http://www.csun.edu/police/assault

If you are not sure who to contact or would like help in making the report, you can call 818-677-2077 to speak with your Campus Title IX Coordinator.

Call 818-349-HELP to speak with a confidential counselor from University Counseling Services to discuss your options and connect you with resources.

Call 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258 to speak with a confidential crisis advocate or counselor from Strength United 24 Hours/7 Days a Week/365 Days a Year

Title 9 What To Do

I don’t know what I want to do

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1  

 

If you have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking, it is important to remember that you are not responsible for what happened - it is not your fault. The only person who could have prevented the act of violence was the perpetrator.

When beginning the healing process, it can be helpful to choose to be with people who will believe what you say and support you. Whether you want to talk about your experiences or not, there are many people and resources that can help in your recovery.

It is completely normal to not know if you want to report an incident of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.  It is your right to be provided with information to help you make that informed decision. CSUN's Campus Care Advocate can help you sort out your options and can accompany you to get medical attention as well as to any proceedings related to the sexual misconduct.

CSUN's Care Advocate is:

Paria Zandi
(818) 677-7492

Survivors of sexual violence choose to file or not file a report for many different reasons. There is no one right choice. If you would like to talk to someone first about what is involved in the various processes of reporting, a confidential counselor at Strength United is available 24 hours a day at 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258.  Strength United advocates are also available to accompany you if you choose to make a report to CSUN Police Services, CSUN’s Title IX Coordinator, CSUN’s Office of Student Affairs, or the appropriate law enforcement agency.

If you decide to file a police report and/or a campus complaint, the process is different depending on where the assault occurred. If the sexual assault occurred on campus or at a University event, a report could be made to the CSUN Department of Police Services in addition to the Title IX Coordinator.

  • Filing a Campus Complaint

  • Filing a Police Report

  • Filing an Anonymous Police Report

 

For complete information on the University’s policy and procedures on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, please see:

http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/Notice%20of%20Nondiscrimination.pdf

http://calstate.edu/EO/EO-1097.html

http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/Rights%20and%20Options%20-%20EO%201095.pdf

 

Call 818-677-2077 to speak with your Campus Title IX Coordinator regarding your rights and options.

Call 818-349-HELP to speak with a confidential counselor from University Counseling Services to discuss your options and connect you with resources.

Call 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258 to speak with a confidential crisis advocate or counselor from Strength United 24 Hours/7 Days a Week/365 Days a Year

Help From the Community

I want help from community resources

If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1  

 

Students always have the right and option to contact outside community agencies for support.

Strength United is dedicated to providing 24 hour crisis counseling, advocacy and support to individuals and families dealing with sexual and domestic violence and abuse.

Call 818-349-HELP to speak with a confidential counselor from University Counseling Services to discuss your options and connect you with resources.

Call 818-886-0453 OR 661-253-0258 to speak with a confidential crisis advocate or counselor from Strength United 24 Hours/7 Days a Week/365 Days a Year

 

RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

 

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
Call 310-319-4000

 

Peace Over Violence – Rape and Battery Hotline
Call 213-626-3393

 

To discuss additional options and resources, see:  http://www.csun.edu/eqd or call the Title IX Coordinator at 818-677-2077.