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...for You or Someone You Know

Sexual violence and unlawful harassment are forms of sex-based discrimination that are prohibited under Title IX.

Confidential Resources for Students at Caltech

Assistant Directors of the Caltech Center for Diversity
Taso Dimitriadis and Erin-Kate Escobar, the Assistant Directors of the Caltech Center for Diversity,  are designated a confidential resource on campus and can support and advocate for for students who have experienced harassement or violence.  Taso can be reached at 626-395-8108 or taso@caltech.edu and Erin-Kate can be reached at 626-395-3221 or ekescoba@caltech.edu.

Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center provides confidential and free support to Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. The Counseling Center can be reached at 626-395-8331.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator
Jenny Mahlum is Caltech's Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator. She can be reached at 626-395-2961 or jmahlum@caltech.edu.

Confidential Resources for Staff, Postdocs, Faculty, Their Families and Domestic Partners

Staff and Faculty Consultation Center
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, violence, misconduct, or a rape of any kind, support is available 24 hours a day for students, post-docs, faculty and staff. The Staff and Faculty Consultation Center (SFCC) is available to support and advocate for anyone who is dealing with—or who has experienced—violence or harassment. SFCC provides professional, confidential consultation and are licensed mental health professionals. They can be reached at 626-395-8360 or  http://sfcc.caltech.edu.

Confidential Resources Off Campus

The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center is a free, confidential center that offers support and advocacy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is available to all students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and staff members—or to anyone in the Los Angeles area. Available services include emergency medical care, counseling, and help understanding legal options. You DO NOT have to give your name when calling. There is no cost to use their services. Transportation can be provided. The center is located at 1250 16th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404. They can be reached at 310-319-4000 or http://www.911rape.org.

Peace Over Violence (POV) is a sexual and domestic violence, stalking, and violence prevention center. POV will provide confidential emergency services, advocacy and support free of charge. The confidential POV rape and battery hotline is 626-793-3385. For more information visit http://www.peaceoverviolence.org.

IF YOU NEED AFTER HOURS (5 p.m. – 8 a.m.), EMERGENCY SUPPORT AROUND SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND/OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Currently, if you experience sexual violence, non-sexual violence, or any stigmatized crime after-hours, you have a couple of options:

Page the on-call psychologist via Campus Security: (626) 395-4701

You do not need to give your name or nature of the incident when you speak to the Security dispatcher.  Simply tell Campus Security you want the on-call psychologist from the student Counseling Center paged. The on-call psychologist will return your call and will provide you with emotional support and options regarding medical treatment or advocacy.

 Report the incident to off-campus resources:

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM CENTER for forensic evidence (the “rape kit”): (877) 209-3049 / 438 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA 

PEACE OVER VIOLENCE for advocacy, support, and 24-hour crisis hotline: (626) 793-3385 (West San Gabriel Valley) 

RAPE TREATMENT CENTER AT SANTA MONICA-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER for forensic evidence, advocacy, support, and 24-hour hotline: (310) 319-4000