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The Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE) at CSU Dominguez Hills is a dedicated support resource offering confidential assistance to students, staff, and faculty affected by interpersonal harm (unwanted sexual experiences, intimate partner harm, and stalking.) Our mission is to reduce potential barriers to academic, professional, and personal success caused by interpersonal harm. CAPE is committed to empowering informed decision-making, enhancing safety, and fostering positive coping skills to improve overall well-being and campus connections through education and advocacy.

CAPE provides free support to CSUDH students, staff, and faculty regardless of when or where the harm occurred.

How CAPE can help:

  • Confidential and Non-Judgmental Support: CAPE provides a safe and confidential space for discussing matters related to interpersonal harm, such as unwanted sexual experiences, intimate relationship harm, and stalking.

  • Information and Empowerment: We equip individuals with information about their rights, options, and resources to support them in making informed decisions that best suit their needs.

  • Assistance with Reporting: CAPE offers support and guidance with reporting sexual misconduct to the police and CSUDH's Office of Equity and Inclusion (Title IX.)

  • Advocacy: We assist individuals in obtaining reasonable housing, employment, and academic relief to help them navigate the aftermath of interpersonal harm.

  • Safety Planning: CAPE helps individuals create safety plans tailored to their specific situations and provides assistance, including accompaniments, in obtaining restraining orders.

  • Consultation for friends, family, and campus staff: CAPE offers guidance and support to campus staff, friends, and family members on best supporting someone who may have experienced interpersonal harm.

  • Educational Programs: We conduct workshops and campaigns to raise awareness about interpersonal abuse, fostering a safer and more respectful campus community.

  • Training: We provide comprehensive training sessions for students, staff, and faculty to improve overall response and understanding of interpersonal harm.

*CAPE Counselors maintain strict confidentiality as mandated by California Evidence Code Sections 1035.2 and 1037.2. CAPE does not disclose information about individuals who utilize our services to external organizations or other campus departments.

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-6:00 pm. (Weekend appointments are also available upon request.)

Appointments: Schedule an appointment online, or call us at (310) 243-2567. Appointments are offered via Zoom, phone, or in person at the CAPE office. Walk-in appointments are currently not available.

Location: Our confidential office in the Student Health Center is accessible by appointment only.

Contact: Phone (310) 243-2567  or email

About Title IX Sexual Misconduct Reporting

CAPE does not receive, document, or investigate reports of sexual misconduct. Instead, we offer vital information about reporting procedures and actively assist individuals in filing reports, guiding them through the process. 

For information about reporting sexual misconduct to campus authorities, please visit the CSUDH's Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) at CSUDH Office of Equity and Inclusion or CSUDH University Police.

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