Reporting: Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

 

Cuesta College does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking in any form.

 

It is not your fault!


If you are a survivor of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, you have the option to report this crime to law enforcement authorities or not.  The Cuesta College Police Department will assist you in notifying the proper law enforcement authority where the crime occurred, whether or not it occurred on campus.   We will also assist you in obtaining other resources to assist and support you. 

Cuesta College strongly encourages all members of the campus community who believe they are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to immediately report the incident.  Timely reporting is an important factor in the subsequent investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases should the survivor desire to do so. 

We recommend the following steps after an assault:

  • Go to a safe place. Your safety is our first concern
  • Call for help.
    • On campus: Cuesta College Police Department, (805)546-3911 or from a campus phone x3911. (x4911 at NCC)
    • Off campus: 911.
  • Get medical attention, regardless of whether you choose to report the assault to law enforcement.
  • Try to preserve all the physical evidence of the assault. 
    • Do not wash, use the toilet, bathe or change clothing if you can avoid it. If you must change clothes, place all clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault into a paper
  • Call an advocate, counselor, friend, family member, or someone you trust for support and assistance.  

 

SERVICES

Cuesta College Student Health Center

  • 805-546-3171 (SLO Campus)
  • 805-591-6200 ex 4207 (NCC Campus)

SLO Hotline: 800-783-0607 (24 hours)

  RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower)

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

 

LEGAL RESOURCES

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney

 

The Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women

 

SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Together Against Sexual Assault: https://www.notalone.gov/  

Center for Changing Our Campus Culture: http://www.changingourcampus.org/  

WRAP (Rape Assistance): https://www.wraptn.org/active-bystander.html

Stalking Resource Center:  http://www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: http://www.ncadv.org/

The National Center for Victims of Crime: https://victimsofcrime.org/home

 

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, may contact the Cuesta College Title IX Coordinator: Melissa RichersonExecutive Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations (805) 546-3129.

Cuesta College works in conjunction with the athletics department to assist in sexual discrimination issues that occur in college sports. 

Title IX, a portion of the Education Amendments of 1972, states no one shall, because of sex, be denied the benefits of any educational program or activity that receives direct federal aid.