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Where To Find Help

Experiencing or witnessing a hate-motivated attack can be traumatic. We encourage you to take the following steps.

If you are the victim of a hate-motivated attack:

  • Get to safety. Go to a public location, a police station, or a friend’s home.
  • Do not engage with the aggressor.
  • If you have no choice but to engage with the aggressor:
    • Do not reveal personal information.
    • Do not attempt to reason with the aggressor.
    • Try to build a safe environment around you by enlisting the help of bystanders.
  • Get the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of other victims and witnesses.
  • Report the incident. Even if you do not press charges, you can help prevent this from happening to others.


If you witness a hate-motivated attack:

  • Decide if you can step in and stay safe. If the aggressor is physically threatening, consider if stepping in could make the situation worse.
  • If your safety is threatened, immediately call the police at 911.
  • Video or audio record the altercation if it is safe to do so.
  • Ignore the aggressor and focus on the victim. Approach and speak directly to the victim to let the person know that s/he is not alone. Change the focus of the conversation, “Would you like me to walk you to the library?” or “Would you like to get a coffee?”
  • Keep building a safe environment by enlisting the help of other by standers.
  • Lead the victim away to a safe place, such as a public location or police station.
  • Report the incident. You can help prevent this from happening to others.


CSUN University Counseling Services

CSUN University Counseling Services counselors are available to assist students with urgent situations, emergencies, or serious crises related to psychological concerns during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). Call (818) 677-2366, Option 1 for more information.

For urgent after-hours University Counseling Services call, (818) 677-2366, Option 3.