Support for Survivors

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

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 urgent 24/7 confidential support, call the Care Line: 510-643-2005.

For information about resources at-a-glance, please see the "Where to Get Support" quick guides for students and employees.

Quick Links

UC Berkeley Support Services

The PATH to Care Center (Available to all)

The PATH to Care Center provides 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. 

  • For urgent confidential support 24/7, call the Care Line at 510-643-2005. 
  • For appointments: 510-642-1988.

Social Services (Available to all students)

Social Services at University Health Services (UHS) provides confidential specialty individual and group counseling and consultation to students at no cost. 

  • Phone: 510-642-6074.
  • For after-hours emergency consultation with a counselor or crisis resource referrals, students may call 855-817-5667.
  • Social Services offers a Satellite Office at University Village (UVA): 510-520-7031

Be Well at Work/ Employee Assistance (Available to employees)

Be Well at Work/ Employee Assistance at UHS provides free, confidential assessment, referral, and consultation services for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral appointees. 

  • Phone: 510-643-7754

Ombuds offices

The Ombuds Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees is confidential space where survivors can get help navigating informal and formal options and receive referrals to campus resources. The ombuds office provides clarification on policy and procedures, assistance with academic supportive measures, mediation, and coaching on difficult situations. 

  • Phone: 510-642-5754.

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, and learn about rights, options, and resources. 

  • Phone: (510) 642-7823 (2-STAF).

The Faculty Ombuds role is a confidential, informal, impartial resource for faculty experiencing work-related problems and conflicts. The Faculty Ombuds assists faculty in finding non-confrontational solutions to problems involving other members of the University. 

  • Phone: 510-642-8788.

The Student Advocate's Office (Available to students)

The Student Advocate's Office, ASUC provides free, confidential*, student-to-student casework services for undergraduate and graduate student survivors. Caseworkers can help survivors understand the resources and options, attend meetings and advocate for students, help students file formal grievances, or connect students to campus resources. 

*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.

Reporting Options (Not confidential)

Reporting to UC Berkeley

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. You may file a complaint to OPHD in the following ways:

Reporting to law enforcement

The University of California Police Department (UCPD) is empowered as a full-service state law enforcement agency with primary law enforcement jurisdiction on the UC campus and associated university properties. If the incident occurred off-campus, UCPD can help a survivor coordinate with their local law enforcement agency.

  • 1 Sproul Hall
  • 24-hour emergency line: 510-642-3333
  • 24-hour non-emergency line: 510-642-6760 

Non-confidential Resources at UC Berkeley

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.

  • Phone: 510-664-4250

The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) isspace 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.

The Disabled Students' Program equips disabled students with appropriate accommodations and services to achieve academic goals.

The Basic Needs Center is a physical resource hub for basic needs (food, housing, and economic security) resources and services serving students

  • Lower level of MLK Student Union (BNorth), Suite 72

The Berkeley International Office

  • Immigration assistance and support for the international community at UC Berkeley

The Undocumented Students' Program provides guidance and support to undocumented undergraduate students at UC Berkeley.

Local Community Support Resources

The Family Violence Law Center provides support and legal assistance for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Crisis Line: 24-hour line 800-947-8301

Bay Area Women Against Rape offers in-person counseling and hospital, police, and courtroom accompaniment for people impacted by sexual assault and rape. All services are confidential and free.

  • 24-Hour Hotline, English and Español: 510-800-4247

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