Information for staff and faculty

All CSUDH staff, faculty, and student employees are mandated to report all incidents that fall under the umbrella of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking (unless that staff member is a Victim's Advocate, Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist that works for CSUDH under a medical license, counseling license, or Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Counselor Certification).

Below are some helpful tips to guide conversations with members of the CSUDH community that have disclosed or may disclose incidents of this nature:

1. “Are you safe right now?”
  • If they are not safe, call 911 or the CSUDH Police Department 24 hours a day at (310) 243-3333. 
  • The CSUDH Victim's Advocate can assist with safety planning or safety measures, such as restraining orders, no-contact orders, and accommodations; phone: (310) 243-2567.
  • The CSUDH Title IX Officer can assist with university-related safety measures, such as University No-Contact Orders and University Housing accommodations; phone: (310) 243-3492.
2. “ Thank you for trusting me. I want to make sure you know what I need to report to the university.
  • Tell the student, staff, or faculty member that because all staff, faculty, and student employees are responsible to report incidents to ensure that CSUDH and all of its' community is safe, you will need to provide the information they disclose to the CSUDH Title IX Officer. However, you can tell them that the Title IX Officer will keep this information as private as possible and that your identifying information will not be disclosed unless someone has a need to know the information.
  • If they have not already and do not want to report this information, you can help the them access a confidential resource such as the confidential CSUDH Victim's AdvocateCSUDH Student Health and Psychological Services, the YWCA of Greater LA, or Su Casa.
3. “How can I help?”
  • Listen with empathy and thank them for trusting you. Validate and empathize with their feelings and concerns, mirroring their language. Be survivor-centered and support their decisions about what steps to take next.
4. “I want to make sure that you know all of the resources available to you.”
  • Provide them with on and off campus resources, including medical help, advocacy, counseling, academic accommodations, and the option to report to the college and the police. Hand them the Resources and Options [PDF] handout or a shortened brochure.
  • You can also recommend that they visit the CSUDH Confidential Supportive Options and Reporting Options websites or download the free "Reach Out" app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play, and select "College Version" and "California State University Dominguez Hills."
  • If you need assistance with this conversation, please feel free to call the Victim's Advocate at (310) 243-2567. 

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