WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We encourage victims of Sexual Violence, Rape, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking (collectively Sexual Violence) to talk to someone about what happened – so you can get the support you need, and so the University can respond appropriately.  

Confidential Crisis Resources
(*Confidential Resources will not report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.)

Call 9-1-1 if you are in the midst of any kind of emergency, immediate harm or threat of harm.

You can also call San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000.

If you have experienced sexual violence (e.g., rape, acquaintance rape, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking), you are encouraged to seek immediate assistance from police and healthcare providers for your physical safety, emotional support and medical care.

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. University police can also provide access to a confidential sexual assault advocate.

*To report confidentially, please let police know that you would like to report the incident confidentially.

 

Phone Number: 619-594-5220
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Calpulli Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 4401

Counseling & Psychological Services (C&PS) offers confidential support for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other sexual violence-related experiences. Therapists are available to talk on the phone or to meet in person with survivors to help them understand their options for support. To schedule a phone call or in-person appointment to discuss support options and possible next steps, please contact 619-594-5220.

 

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (888) 385-4657 (Bilingual)

Phone Number: 858-272-5777
Hours:
 Monday-Friday 8:30AM to 5PM
Website: http://www.ccssd.org/get-help/counseling.html
Address: 4508 Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

The Center for Community Solutions has a 24-hour hotline for immediate and confidential phone counseling. 

Center for Community Solutions (CCS) Counseling Department offers immediate and on-going counseling including: individual, couple’s, family and group therapy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The counseling team works with individuals of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. CCS therapists are trained in trauma-informed techniques focusing on short-term interventions to address the effects of these traumatic events.

SDSU students who want to utilize the NIR option can contact the Center for Community Solutions 24-hour hotline (888) 385-4657 or Counseling and Psychological Services at 619-594-5220.

A sexual assault victim has the option to have a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) (commonly referred to as "rape exam") without filing a police report. This is referred to as a Non-Investigative Report (NIR).

The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner interviews the victim, collects any physical evidence from the sexual assault, and stores evidence in a secure location using a case number without victim’s name or contact information. Physical evidence will be held for a period of 18 months, then it will be destroyed. The NIR will not trigger an investigation; therefore, no action will be taken against the alleged party as the result of this report. If the victim changes his/her/their mind and wants to make an investigative report to law enforcement, the victim will sign a release allowing the SANE to release evidence to the police. 

For more information regarding the appropriate medical facility for the exam.

To preserve evidence of the rape:

  • Do not wash your hands or face.
  • Do not shower or bathe.
  • Do not brush your teeth.
  • Do not change clothes or straighten up the area where the assault took place.

*If you already cleaned up from the assault, you can still request a non-investigative report.

San Diego Access & Crisis Line (free 24/7): 1-888- 724-7240
Connect Online (between 4-10pm): Crisis line via online chat 

The well-trained professional staff there are not only available 24 hours a day for immediate assistance regarding a psychological emergency, but are also very skilled in locating additional counseling resources in our San Diego community that are available to you.

On-Going Case Management

Should you need to seek resources regarding on-going management and resources, we encourage students to connect with the SDSU's Counseling and Psychological Services and/or the Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators.

SDSU's Counseling and Psychological Services 

Phone Number: 619-594-5220
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Calpulli Center, 4th Floor, Rm. 4401

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to provide you with assistance and support, and to monitor and oversee overall compliance with laws and policies related to sexual violence. Your campus 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 the investigation process; how confidentiality is handled; available resources, both on and off campus; and other related matters.

Title IX Coordinator

Jessica Rentto
Associate Vice President
Administration Division of Business
619-594-6017
jrentto@mail.sdsu.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students

Lee Mintz, Ed.D.
Director
Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
619-594-3069
lmintz@mail.sdsu.edu

Sara Vogel
Title IX Investigator
Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
619-594-3069
svogel@sdsu.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication, and administration of grievance procedure for all complaints against SDSU students.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Faculty, Staff, and Visitors

Heather Bendinelli
Director
Office of Employee Relations and Compliance
(619) 594-6464
hbendinelli@mail.sdsu.edu

Chinemerem Chukwu
Investigator
Office of Employee Relations and Compliance
619-594-6464
cchukwu@mail.sdsu.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty, staff and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Athletics

Jenny Bramer
Associate Athletic Director/SWA Department of Intercollegiate
619-594-0394
jbramer@mail.sdsu.edu