Help & Support
Gender Equity Center
The Gender Equity Center at CSUSM has trained and certified advocates on staff to support sexual assault survivors. Free and confidential services including on-campus advocacy, safety planning, referrals, and judicial advocacy.
visit: Commons 203
University Police Department
University Police responds to all calls for emergency assistance on campus. They can be reached by dialing 911 from any campus telephone.
Emergencies: 911 or 760-750-4567
Unlocks, After Hours Facility Emergencies, Escorts, etc.: 760-750-4567
TDD for the Hearing Impaired: 760-750-3159
The Univerity Police also provides:
- Escort service is provided form dusk to dawn. Call 760-750-4567 to arrange for an escort. A Community Service Officer (CSO) will escort you either by auto, bicycle or on foot, from a campus building to your vehicle, parking lot, or residence hall.
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) courses, to train women in basic self defense against sexual assault.
- Emergency police assistance for sexual assault survivors.
Student Health & Counseling Services
Student Health and Counseling Services is available to assist sexual assault victims understand their medical and reporting options. SHCS provides counseling for survivors of abuse, and physical examinations to students.
24-Hour Toll Free CrisisLine: 1-888-DVLINKS (385-4657)
North County Location: 760-747-6282
Intervention and Counseling Services
- 24-hour Crisis Line for immediate, confidential phone counseling
- Individual, family, couple, and group counseling for survivors of adult or childhood sexual assault
- Phone and in-person counseling
- 24-hour hospital accompaniment by trained counselors
- Liaison for survivors throughout judicial process
- Referral program for sexual assault survivors
- Literature available on the healing process associated with
- sexual assault
- Certified training course in sexual assault and domestic
- violence crisis intervention
- Community training and education
Women's Resource Center
24-Hour Hotline: 760-757-3500
The Women's Resource As a part of the Center's 24-hour crisis line operation, response personnel are "on call" at all times of the day and night. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program is designed to provide emotional support and advocacy to sexual assault victims during the hospital "rape exam" questioning by law enforcement and beyond. When contacted by a law enforcement agency, a Women's Resource Center advocate (staff or volunteer) responds immediately to the hospital facility.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides the unifying vision and voice to all Californians speaking out against sexual violence. CALCASA’s leadership at both the state and national level brings support, justice, and hope to victim/survivors of sexual assault, and to those who work to eradicate sexual violence in our communities. The needs of sexual violence victim/survivors as well as the prevention approaches designed to stop sexual assault, guide CALCASA as it works to impact public policy, educate the public, and provide resources to all those working to end sexual violence.
RAINN Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org, and publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Project Sister Family Services
Project Sister Family Services is dedicated to providing services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families PSFS works with law enforcement, district attorneys, courts, hospital and health care providers, schools, churches and other community groups and agencies to help all victims of sexual assault.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
We are committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is a Women of Color-led nonprofit dedicated to working with our communities to create a just society in which Women of Color are able to live healthy lives free of violence.
Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. An all-volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual; in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.
The online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.