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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any undesired physical contact of a sexual nature. The most prevalent form of rape on college campuses is acquaintance rape. Whether the involved parties are dating, casual acquaintances, or complete strangers, if one person uses force, or the threat of force, to coerce another into sexual ntercourse, that act is defined as rape. If the assault involved the use of date rape drugs then long-term enhanced prison sentences will apply. Ifyou are a survivor of a sexual assault University Police strongly recommend you call for help and report what has happened. Dial 911 or contact our department directly at 562-985-4101 for assistance.

University Police participant in a program called the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). SART is comprised of a sexual assault investigator, a rape crisis counselor and a forensic nurse. This team concept will eliminate repetitive questioning while providing for a confidential and sensitive examination. The SART exam and counseling are free of charge. University Police will transport the survivor and a friend if desired, or others may choose to drive themselves to SART.

The SART facility is located in the Long Beach Community Hospital at, 1720 Termino Avenue and can be contacted at 562.498-1000. Our department will assist the victim by calling the appropriate police department should the assault not occur on campus.

What Do I Do?

If you are a survivor of sexual assault remember you are the victim and you did nothing wrong. Do not shower, do not change clothes and do not use the restroom. You may be washing away evidence that needs to be preserved for your own protection and for the prosecution of the suspect. If necessary preserve evidence in a paper bag.

You will not be judged nor blamed for something you did not ask for nor deserve.

The following agencies and telephone numbers are provided for victims who require assistance for counseling, housing, temporary restraining orders or other mental health needs.

CSULB Services:

Off-Campus Services

* For additional information on services refer to the CSULB catalog.

Survivor's Rights

  • Victim's academic and living situations will be changed upon request if reasonably available.
  • Accuser and accused have same right, if any, to have others present during disciplinary hearing.
  • Accuser and accused shall be notified of the outcome of a campus disciplinary proceeding.
  • Survivors shall be notified of counseling services.

The Accused Rights

A student charged with a sexual abuse violation may be subject to prosecution under California penal code statutes, as well as being subject to student discipline, Title V, California Code of Regulations, Section 41301-41304. Full text is available in the CSULB catalog. Sanctions may be imposed after the appropriate disciplinary proceedings and may include, but are not restricted to probation, suspension or expulsion from CSULB. Questions may be directed to Judicial Affairs.

RAD
RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE
Women's Self-Defense

Rape Aggression Defense Training

Each semester University Police offer a women's self defense training class training class to members of the CSULB community. Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD) is a program of realistic, self-defense techniques and tactics taught in a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk, reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self defense training. Courses are taught by certified RAD instructors in private environment. RAD is not a martial arts program. A purchase of the RAD textbook, at a minimal fee, provides a lifetime of training and instruction at any of thousands of RAD programs across the United States and Canada.

Cerificate Program
with 12 Hours of Professional Instruction.

2014 RAD Classes

  • April 7, 2014
    6:30 PM-9:30 PM
    .

Questions contact University Police at
(562) 985-8538 or email rad@csulb.edu.

California Campus Sex Offender Registration

Public information regarding sex offenders in California may be obtained by going to Megan's Law or by contacting the Long Beach Police Department's Community Relations Division, at (562) 570-7215 for viewing dates and times.

Tip:

To improve personal safety, walk with friend or someone from class you know well, or call the CSO Program for an escort (562)985-4101

Stalking is a form of domestic violence.

  • It is unwanted pursuing.
  • Stalking is actions not wanted by the victim and they threaten or cause fear to the victim.
  • Stalking can include; following, inappropriate approaches and confrontations, appearing at a place of work or residence, unwanted telephone calls, threats, threats to your family and/or friends, unwanted letters, unwanted or threatening gifts and sexual assault to name some of the ways that stalking may occur.

If any of these actions is occurring to you, contact University Police and report this crime. Stalking is a crime. University Police can give you information on restraining orders and begin the process of filing reports should the actions fit into the eliminates of the crime of Stalking.

For additional information and resources on stalking, contact the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office at lovemenot.org or the Stalking and Threat Assessment Team hotline at (800) 978-3600.

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