SCU recognizes that choosing to report an incident and deciding how to proceed after making the report can be a process that unfolds over time. Reports should be made promptly, but there is no time limitation on reporting. Reports of harassment or discrimination will be investigated in a manner that is prompt, adequate, and impartial. A person does not have to decide whether or not to request disciplinary action at the time a report is made.
If you have witnessed or experienced discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence including sexual assault, you should contact one of the listed persons or offices for assistance in resolving a complaint.
There are confidential and non-confidential reporting options available. Confidential resources include on- and off-campus mental counselors, health service providers, local rape crisis counselors, domestic violence resources, and members of the clergy and chaplains. Confidential means that what you share will not be communicated with anyone else.
You can choose to report to SCU, file a police report, both or neither. To file a police report and move forward with the criminal justice process, please contact Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) directly or any staff or faculty member at SCU who has been designated as a mandatory reporter.
SCU has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SCPD which means that if you report an incident of sexual assault or domestic/relationship violence to Campus Safety Services, they will be required to contact SCPD. You are not required to file a report with SCPD but be prepared for them to show up and ask if you would like to give a statement. To protect victim’s privacy, the law requires that no identifying information about the alleged victim can be included in the report to police unless the victim consents.
To report an incident, please go to www.scu.edu/osl/report or click the 'REPORT AN INCIDENT' button at the bottom of this page.