Support for Survivors

You are not alone. There are resources here to help you.

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If you have been affected by sexual assault, intimate partner or domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, invasions of sexual privacy, or any related type of harm, please know there are resources available to help you. 

Unsure where to start? The PATH to Care Center is a supportive place to start anytime. For 24/7 urgent confidential survivor support, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.

Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Student Resources:

Confidential Resources

  • PATH to Care Center [Confidential]
    • For urgent confidential support 24/7, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.
    • For appointments: 510-642-1988.
    • Affirming, empowering, and confidential support for those who have experienced sexual harassment, emotional abuse, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. Confidential advocates in the PATH to Care Center bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options, rights, and resources.
  • Social Services at University Health Services (UHS) Tang Center [Confidential]
    • Phone: 510-642-6074
    • Social Services offers a Satellite Office at University Village (UVA) | Phone: 510-520-7031
    • Social Services provides confidential individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation. There is no fee for counseling services. For after-hours emergency consultation with a counselor or crisis resource referrals, students may call 855-817-5667.
    • Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Appointees insurance information
  • Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees [Confidential]
    • Phone: 510-642-5754
    • The Ombuds Office is a confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic accommodations, mediation and coaching on difficult situations. Visitors are empowered with information to make choices that best fit their needs.
  • Student Advocate's Office, ASUC [Confidential]
    • Phone: (510) 642-6912
    • Email: help@berkeleysao.org
    • The Student Advocate’s Office provides free, confidential, student-to-student casework services for undergraduate and graduate student survivors. Caseworkers are not responsible employees or mandated reporters, and can help survivors understand the resources and options they have available to them so they can make the best decisions for themselves. Casework services might include helping survivors report sexual harassment or sexual violence to the police or the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), attending meetings and advocating for students, helping students file formal grievances, or connecting students to campus resources such as PATH to Care or counseling.
    • Student Advocate's Office staff are not Responsible Employees, however they do not have evidentiary privilege, and therefore may be compelled to reveal information by a court of law.
  • Student Legal Services [Confidential]
    • Phone: 510-664-7487
    • Advises currently registered UC Berkeley students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.

Non-confidential Resources & Reporting Resources

  • Center for Support and Intervention [Responsible Employees]
    • Phone: 510-664-4250
    • The Center for Support and Intervention addresses prevention and intervention for harm and violence on campus, and provides support to students experiencing or causing distress in the campus community.
  • Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) [Responsible Employees]
    • Phone: 510-642-4786
    • To report a hate incident: stophate.berkeley.edu
    • A space for the Cal community to connect with resources and campus activites, explore issues of social justice, and form a community that values and welcomes difference. GenEq serves an entry point to access resources and/or report incidents of sexual, relationship, and hate violence.
  • Disabled Students' Program [Responsible Employees]
  • Basic Needs Center [Responsible Employees]
    • Lower level of MLK Student Union (BNorth), Suite 72
    • Physical resource hub for basic needs (food, housing, and economic security) resources and services serving students
  • Berkeley International Office [Responsible Employees]
    • Immigration assistance and support for the international community at UC Berkeley
  • Undocumented Students' Program [Responsible Employees]

Reporting Resources

  • Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)Campus Title IX Office [Office of Record]
    • Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu
    • Phone: 510-643-7985
    • The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 
  • University of California Police Department (UCPD) [Reporting Resource]
    • 1 Sproul Hall | 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333 | 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 
    • UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Staff & Faculty Resources:

Confidential Resources

  • PATH to Care Center [Confidential]
    • For urgent confidential support 24/7, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.
    • For appointments, call the main office line 510-642-1988.
    • Affirming, empowering, and confidential support for those who have experienced sexual harassment, emotional abuse, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. Confidential advocates in the PATH to Care Center bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options, rights, and resources.
  • Be Well at Work/ Employee Assistance at UHS Tang Center [Confidential]
  • Be Well at Work - Disability Management Services
    • 2222 Bancroft Way, Suite 2100
    • Phone: (510) 643-7921
    • Provides consultative services to faculty and staff with respect to disability issues impacting work.
  • Staff Ombuds Office [Confidential]
    • Phone: (510) 642-7823 (2-STAF)
    • The Staff Ombuds Office is an independent department that provides strictly confidential, impartial and informal conflict resolution and problem-solving services for all Staff, Non-Senate Academics, and Faculty who perform management functions. The Staff Ombuds Office is a safe place to voice and clarify concerns, understand conflict situations, and find effective ways to respond. For survivors of violence, the Staff Ombuds Office can help you understand your rights, options, and resources.

  • Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees [Confidential]
    • Phone: 510-642-5754
    • The Ombuds Office is a confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic accommodations, mediation and coaching on difficult situations. Visitors are empowered with information to make choices that best fit their needs.

Non-Confidential Resources & Reporting Resources

  • Senate Faculty Ombudspersons (OMB) [Responsible Employees]
    • The Senate Faculty Ombudspersons (OMB) are faculty who function as an “organizational ombuds,” providing peer advice on conflicts and disputes in a private and informal manner. OMB subscribes to a code of conduct ensuring impartiality and confidentiality, but is not a Confidential Resource in the sense of the UC Policy on SVSH. In this way OMB differs from Student and Staff Ombuds. Rather than being trained professional ombudspersons, OMB are Senate faculty members; as such, they are Responsible Employees who must notify OPHD if they learn about violations of the UC Policy on SVSH. 
  • Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare [Responsible Employees]
    • The Office for Faculty Equity and Welfare can provide consultations, and welcomes conversations with:
      • Assistant professors about the tenure process
      • Faculty about equity and welfare
      • Search committees about process
      • Chairs/deans about challenging situations
      • Academic personnel staff about policies

Reporting Resources

  • Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), Campus Title IX Office [Office of Record]
    • The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 
    • Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu
    • Phone: 510-643-7985
  • University of California Police Department (UCPD)
    • 1 Sproul Hall
    • 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333
    • 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760
    • UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Alumni & Currently Unaffiliated Resources:

Confidential Resources

  • PATH to Care Center [Confidential]
    • For urgent confidential support 24/7, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005.
    • For appointments, call the main office line 510-642-1988.
    • Affirming, empowering, and confidential support for those who have experienced sexual harassment, emotional abuse, dating and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual exploitation. Confidential advocates in the PATH to Care Center bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options, rights, and resources.

Reporting Resources

  • Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD), Campus Title IX Office [Office of Record]
    • The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for faculty, staff, and students that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. OPHD oversees the process for the investigation and resolution of sexual harassment and sexual violence complaints against faculty, staff and students. 
    • Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu
    • Phone: 510-643-7985
  • University of California Police Department (UCPD)
    • 1 Sproul Hall
    • 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333
    • 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760
    • UCPD has primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the campus of the University of California and associated university properties. The department is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

Off-Campus and Community Resources:

Confidential Resources

  • Family Violence Law Center [Confidential]
    • Crisis Line: 24-hour line 800-947-8301
    • Provides support and legal assistance for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Bay Area Women Against Rape [Confidential]
    • 24-Hour Hotline, English and Spanish: 510-845-7273
    • Offers in-person counseling and hospital, police, and courtroom accompaniment for people impacted by sexual assault and rape. All services are confidential and free.

Non-Confidential Resources and Reporting Resources

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Urgent 24/7 support Care Line: 510-643-2005

Reporting to Campus

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