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Resources and Support for Complainants

On-Campus Resources

Navigate here to SCU Wellness Center

The Wellness Center offers confidential survivor advocacy to SCU students who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and gender discrimination. We are dedicated to providing a safer, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for students to explore their options, rights and resources.

**All staff members in the Wellness Center are designated as confidential, which means any information disclosed to them will not be revealed to anyone, including Title IX or law enforcement, without the student’s written permission**

852 Market Street (across from Swig Hall)
(408) 554-4409

Navigate here to Cowell Center- CAPS

CAPS has a team of licensed therapists, graduate-level psychological trainees, and mental health professionals dedicated to promoting students’ well-being through short-term therapy, crisis support, groups & workshops, and more. At CAPS, we are committed to the values of multiculturalism and social justice, and are dedicated to providing mental health services that are open to and accepting of every student we serve. Come as you are—you are welcome here.

SCU Building 701 (next to the tennis courts)

To schedule or cancel appointments: (408) 554-4501

CAPS 24/7 Mental Health Support: (408) 554-5220

Navigate here to Cowell Center- Student Health Services

At Student Health Services, we promote the physical health of all SCU students by identifying and treating the most common medical illnesses and injuries. We provide a wide range of services including primary care, urgent care, minor procedures, physical exams, health education, immunizations, STI testing, nutrition services, and pharmacy services (limited in-house). For specialist medical care (including X-ray services), we help refer students to off-campus community providers when appropriate.

Building 701 (next to the SCU tennis courts)

Appointments: Call (408) 554-4501 or visit your Cowell Health Portal

After Hours Advice Nurse: (408) 554-4880

Navigate here to Clergy & Chaplains

Campus Ministry  has six full-time Campus Ministers, as well as the Mission Church staff. We are lay people and ordained ministers. We have a diversity of experiences that informs how we each approach our ministry. Above all, we are committed to fostering the spiritual lives of our students.

SCU Benson Center, Room 105



Navigate here to Office Of The University Ombuds

The University Ombuds will act as a neutral, independent, informal, and confidential resource for Santa Clara University faculty and staff and offers a safe place for those who are seeking assistance with questions and concerns affecting their relationships with peers or the institution.


Navigate here to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Counseling - Up to 10 visits per person, per issue, per year. 

Call 800-344-4222 24/7 or visit and log in with your company code SCUEAP

Navigate here to Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Loyola Hall, Suite 140

Santa Clara University

(408) 551-3043

Navigate here to Campus Safety Services (CSS)

Campus Safety phone lines are monitored 24/7

Main Office: (408) 554-4441

Emergency: (408) 554-4444 


Navigate here to Office of Student Life

As students, you may know, hear, or see things that faculty and staff may not. With this perspective, it is important that you reach out to the Office of Student Life if you have concerns about a peer.


Navigate here to Human Resources

Department of Human Resources
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara CA 95053

Local Resources

Navigate here to YWCA

1717 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 298-1717

The YWCA is there to help minimize the traumatic aftermath of sexual assault and promote safety, mobility, and freedom from abuse for all people. Services include: 24-hour crisis line for survivors, family members, and friends; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; and counseling and prevention programs for children, teens, and the general community.

For immediate in-person crisis assistance and counseling services, contact the 24-hour Sexual Assault  and Domestic Violence Crisis Line at (800) 572-2782.

Navigate here to Victim Services Unit

Victim Services Unit

70 W. Hedding St., West Wing

San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 295-2656

The Victim Services Unit is here to help you.

Our Victim Advocates serve as your connection to prosecutors, law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, and help to ensure that you have a voice in the criminal justice process. Your Victim Advocate will link you with local resources, provide you with case updates, and support you during court hearings and testimony.

Navigate here to Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 

751 S. Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128

(408) 885-6466

The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center provides medical and forensic response to victims of sexual assault, 12 years and older, who come into our Emergency Department, 24 hours a day. There are approximately 20 specially trained registered nurses who serve as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. Trained medical professionals will address an individual’s medical needs related to the assault as well as collect evidence at no cost to a victim of sexual violence. SART nurses maintain Counselor/Victim Privilege of Confidentiality as legally required under California Evidence Codes. 

Navigate here to ERA Center

2021 The Alameda, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 579-9487

The Era Center's mission is to empower survivors of sexual trauma and bring healing and advocacy to impacted communities. Era Center is a specialized team providing intersectional services that address the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of sexual assault. Era Center is committed to creating a more trauma-informed society through the provision of psychotherapy, outreach education, and our comprehensive training program.

National Resources

Navigate here to National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

All calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous. The hotline is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide services in more than 170 languages. Hotline advocates answer questions, provide safety planning and information as well as directly connect callers to domestic violence resources available in their local calling area.

Navigate here to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673)

Navigate here to Victims Connect Resource Center

A referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Survivor Resources for the BIPOC Community and People of Color

Incite! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against Womxn of Color and our communities

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of the African American and Black community as they face issues related to domestic violence – including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American and Black communities

National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence is a program under Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, with a mission to support local and international community-based programs and governmental organizations in enhancing their services to victims of sexual violence from the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S., U.S. Territories in the Pacific, and Asia.

National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is an advocacy organization of Women of Color dedicated to working with our communities to create a just society in which all Women of Color are able to live healthy lives free of violence

StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is a safe, anonymous and confidential service for Native Americans, Indigenous, and First Nation people affected by domestic violence and dating violence

Transgender and Gender Diverse Survivor Resources

Trans Lifeline (national; crisis support for trans people): 877-565-8860

The Trevor Project  Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

FORGE is a federally funded national transgender anti-violence organization to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault and training and technical assistance for providers across the nation.

The Anti-Violence Project empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.

LGBT Hotline 1-888-843-4564