Rape and Sexual Violence

This site provides information about what you can do and how you can find medical, legal, and psychological assistance if you are a victim of rape, attempted rape, or any other type of sexual violence. The information will also enable you to help a friend who has been victimized.

Below are rape and sexual violence resources.
Rape and Sexual Violence Resources
Acquaintance Rape: The Silent EpidemicOff-Campus Agency Names & Numbers 

Sexual Assault Plan

Campus Plan to Prevent Sexual Assaults (Chart)
Against Your Will Is Against The LawCampus Confidential Resources Rape & Sexual Violence Definitions Sexual Violence Prevention Committee
What to Do if You are a Victim of Sexual Violence Outside Confidential ResourcesRape Advocacy SupportVictim's Bill of Rights
How a Rape Crisis Advocate Can Help YouMandated Parental Notifications Rape & Sexual Assault (brochure)Obtaining a Restraining Order


Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

EO 1096  EO 1097

On-Campus Agency Names & Numbers 

Reporting Options

Alternative Reporting Options 

Anonymous Sexual Assault Report Form
Timely Warnings  Pact 5  

Against Your Will is Against the Law! Report Sexual Violence to the University Police

Sexual violence is a very serious concern on college campuses in this country, including California State University, Northridge. The California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services, wants you to report this crime. We pledge the following in exchange:

  • We will meet with you privately, at a time and campus location of your choice, to take your report. We will treat you and your situation with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding and professionalism. We will have a female officer available upon request whenever possible. 
  • Our police officers will not prejudge you, and you will not be blamed for what occurred. If you are not sure if you wish for your case to go forward towards prosecution of your assailant, you may explore your options and decide at a later time. You are not obligated for prosecution of your assailant simply because you have reported the crime to the university police. 
  • We will assist you in obtaining hospital treatment or other medical needs. We will assist you in contacting campus counseling services and arrange for emergency housing if need be. 
  • We will contact Strength United (formerly Valley Trauma Center) for sexual violence services to provide you with a counselor if you wish. 
  • We will fully investigate your case and will help you to achieve the best outcome. This may involve the arrest and full prosecution of the suspect responsible. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the investigation and/or prosecution. 
  • We will continue to be available to answer your questions, to explain the system and process involved (prosecutor, courts, etc.), and to be a listening ear if you wish. 
  • We will consider your case seriously, regardless of your gender or the gender or status of the suspect.
  • The University has designated the Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity as its campus Title IX Coordinator to monitor and oversee Title IX compliance relating to sexual harassment and sexual violence.  Your campus Title IX Coordinator can be reached at (818) 677-2077 and is available to explain and discuss your right to file a criminal complaint (sexual assault and violence); the University’s complaint and investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters.  

We are your University Police Department and we care about your safety. In the case of an EMERGENCY dial 911 from campus phones or (818) 677‐2111 for University Police Dispatch. For additional information, call 818-677‐7922 or email Christina Villalobos, CSUN Police Department Rape Crisis Advocate.

If you prefer, you may contact  Strength United's 24-hour hotline 818-886-0453 or 661-253-0258 for anonymous and confidential discussion with a trained rape crisis advocate. 

What To Do if You Are a Victim of Sexual Violence

  1. Get to a safe place and call 911. 
  2. Preserve evidence of the incident-don't bathe, douche, or change your clothes if you have been raped or sodomized.
  3. Contact someone for help and support. Remember, the University Counseling Services offers urgent care walk-in appointments. 
  4. The University Police and Strength United provide rape crisis advocates to victims free of charge. 
  5. Go to a hospital for medical care. You will be given a physical exam, baseline tests for sexually transmitted diseases and antibiotics to prevent bacterial STDs. You may also request Plan B to protect against pregnancy. Even if several days have gone by since the assault, it is still important to get medical care. Medical professionals are required to notify the police whenever they treat a rape victim, but the decision to make a formal police report is still yours
  6. If you decide not to go to the police immediately, write down all the details of the assault and save them in case you wish to report the assault to police at a later time.
  7. Contact CSUN’s Title IX Coordinator who manages the Rights and Options for Victims of Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking to discuss available resources to you as a member of the university community. 
  8. You can also call the National Sexual Assault Hotline which is operated by RAINN 24-hours a day for free confidential counseling 800-656-HOPE (4673) . Seek counseling, information and legal assistance from a rape treatment center. 
  9. Know that it is never too late to call. Even if the attack happened years ago, you can still get help. Many victims do not realize they need help until months or years later. Take advantage of the resources provided to you as a student.

Acquaintance Rape: The Silent Epidemic

Acquaintance rape is a problem of epidemic proportions nationwide, particularly among college students. Most studies indicate that anywhere between 60% and 80% of all reported rapes may be classified as acquaintance rape. As a result of these statistics, this booklet has been prepared in an effort to provide students with information as to what constitutes rape, what the male and female attitudes are on this subject, how this particular type of rape can be avoided through better communication between the sexes, and preventive safety measures. Sexual violence can happen to anyone, including same-sex acquaintances. READ Acquaintance Rape: The Silent Epidemic.

Sexual Violence Prevention Committee 

The Sexual Violence Prevention Committee is charged with responsibility of conducting annual review of the campus Sexual Assault Policy. The committee also coordinates campus prevention education programs designated to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other sexual crimes. For further information please contact The Chief of Police or Chair of the Committee.

If you are a victim of acquaintance rape, get the help and support you need to cope with the effects of the assault and heal from the trauma you have suffered.

Sexual Violence Prevention Committee Membership 2014-2015

Susan Hua

Campus Title IX Coordinator
Director, Equity & Diversity

Equity & Diversity

Karen Dubert

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Manager, E&D Compliance

Equity & Diversity

Ashlie Kite

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Director- Internal Operations


Anne Glavin

Chief of Police

Police Services

Scott VanScoy

Captain, Special Services

Police Services

Christina Villalobos

Rape Crisis Advocate

Police Services

Shira Brown


Women’s Research and Resource Center

Franklin Ellis

Coordinator of Residential Student Success and Leadership

Student Housing & Conference Services

Jamison Keller

Activities Coordinator

Matador Involvement Center

Sam Lingrosso

Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development

Student Affairs

Janis Martin

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Counselor

Klotz Student Health Center

Mark Stevens


University Counseling Services

Kim Roth

Executive Director

Strength United

Matthew Soto

 Community Director

Student Housing and Conference Services

Beth Halaas


Social Work

Dianne Bartlow


Gender & Women’s Studies

Charlie Hanson


Education, Psychology & Counseling

Jerry Schutte



Gabrielle Danis


Associated Students and Panhellenic Council

Matthew Stoddard


Inter-fraternity Council

Lucy Le


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Melissa Realegeno


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Sheri Strahl

Chief Administrative Officer

Strength United