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If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911.

If you're not in immediate danger, we're here to help. If you've experienced sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, confidential support and guidance is available to you. Please see the Campus and Community Resources for Individuals Impacted by Sexual Violence, Sexual Harassment, or Other Prohibited Behavior for more information.

Confidential Resources

The offices noted above provide confidentiality. A report to these resources does not constitute official notice to the University about potential policy violations. Without additional action by the individual, discussions with members of these offices will not result in any action by the University to resolve the expressed concerns.

Reporting Offices

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student

The advocates at the CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education can:

  • Provide confidential emotional support, whether the assault occurred on or off campus or whether you were a UC student at the time.
  • Connect you with medical care, if you need it.
  • Explain your options for filing a report, as well as your options if you choose not to report, so you can make the decision that's right for you.
  • Help you understand your legal rights.
  • Facilitate housing needs, academic adjustments and other accommodations.
  • Connect survivors to campus and community funding sources if they have been financially impacted as a result of their experience. A CARE Advocate can help a survivor identify and access potential funding resources for unexpected costs, including court fees, medical bills, therapy costs, or housing changes. Student survivors of sexual violence sometimes face unanticipated or emergency expenses. As an additional way to support student survivors and contribute to their success, UCSB has established a donor-supported fund intended to assist survivors who are experiencing financial impacts. Please click here to learn more about the survivor fund.

Reach an advocate and other support services 24 hours a day at (805) 893-4613

If you are a faculty member, other academic appointee or staff member

Trained professionals on your campus offer confidential counseling and can connect you with additional resources, such as the Academic Personnel Office to help faculty understand their academic rights and the appropriate office to file a report. Additionally, faculty and supervisors may utilize the Guide for Faculty and Supervisors to assist you in responding to student sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

Contact your local confidential professional at (805) 893-4613

If a friend or colleague needs help

If someone you know has experienced sexual violence, here are some resources to help you support them.