Sexual Assault & Dating Violence

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention located in the Women's Resource Center, provides training, information, support, and advocacy to those affected by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. CLICK here for more resources, policy, and prevention information. Or stop by and visit!

Sexual assault and dating violence affect many college students on and off campuses across this country.  Nationally, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted during their time in college.  7 out of 10 sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the person.  43% of dating college women report experiencing abusive dating behaviors.  57% of college students say it is difficult to identify dating abuse.

 

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 

If you or someone you know think you have been sexually assaulted, are in an unhealthy relationship, or being stalked, there are resources on campus to help.  

 

Anonymous support and information is available to you.  It is provided by the Campus Assault Resources and Empowerment (CARE) Line 24 hours a day/7 days per week during the academic year. You can call or text CARE at (925) 878-9207.

 

The Director of Sexual Assault Prevention is a state certified rape crisis and domestic violence counselor.  She is a confidential resource when discussing these issues. Please call Erin at (925) 631-4193 or email her at emo3@stmarys-ca.edu to receive information about your options without initiating a formal report.

Some common questions:

  • have I been sexually assaulted?
  • what if I can't remember what happened?
  • what is stalking?
  • what happens if I make a report to Public Safety?
  • what happens if I report to the police?
  • how can I tell if I'm in an abusive relationship?
  • what do I do if I know my friend is being hurt by her partner?
  • how do I talk about consent with my partner?

 

ADDITIONAL ON CAMPUS RESOURCES:

  • Women’s Resource Center: (925) 631-4192

  • Counseling and Psychologicial Services: (925) 631-4364

  • SCAR (Student Coalition Against Rape)

  • Public Safety: (925) 631-4282

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RESOURCES IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY:

  •     Community Violence Solutions: (800) 670-7273
    •        24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy, accompaniment and other sexual assault related resources

  •     Family Justice Center - Contra Costa County: (925) 521 - 6366
    •     ​​​​ Crisis counseling, advocacy, support, and safety planning
  •     STAND! For Families Free of Violence: (888) 215 - 5555

    •       24-hour crisis counseling and emergency resources related to dating/domestic violence

NATIONAL RESOURCES:

RAINN (Rape and Incest National Network): (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention

Best Colleges Sexual Assault Prevention 

Public Health Resources: Sexual Assault

Dating Violence Resource Directory