Are you a victim of sexual violence or harassment?

This is your guide to getting help and reporting the incident.

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Welcome to Sacramento State's "We Care. We Will Help" website, the sexual violence awareness resource for students, employees, and campus visitors. Here you will find the information, tools and means to keep your learning and work environment safe and enjoyable. We are committed to ensuring a safe setting for our campus community.

Sexual misconduct is a serious offense that violates fundamental rights and personal dignity. We offer numerous support and reporting options for victims of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Even if you aren't a victim, you can help by reporting such incidents.

Join us in keeping Sac State safe for everyone. Remember: We Care. We Will Help.

William "Skip" Bishop
Director of Equal Opportunity
Sacramento State Title IX Coordinator
(916) 278-5770

Confidential support and advocacy services are available on campus for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic /dating violence and stalking. We will help survivors review their options for reporting the crime and assist in making a report, if desired

We will help with obtaining medical and counseling services, and restraining orders, and we can coordinate victim services both on and off campus. Remember: We Care. We Will Help.

For confidential support during regular business hours:

Confidential Advocate, Sexual Violence Support Services - (916) 278-5850 or schedule an appointment online.
(Please note: the advocate is unavailable during the month of July. Please contact WEAVE's 24-hour support line for immediate advocacy services during this time.)

Student Health and Counseling Services - (916) 278-6461

For 24-hour confidential support:
WEAVE (916) 920-2952

Sacramento State is obligated to keep our campus safe for everyone

Picture of sac student. Learn the facts and myths of sexual and dating/domestic
violence through videos with Sac State student leaders.

The University takes all complaints of sexual misconduct seriously and offers compassionate support to anyone in the campus community who becomes the victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating or domestic violence, stalking or retaliation. 

Such acts are illegal and violate the policies of Sacramento State and the California State University (CSU). Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education.

In 2014, California became the first state to enact "yes means yes" legislation. Under the law, the definition of consent requires "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity."

In October 2000, Sacramento State became the first of the 23 CSU campuses to hire a dedicated Victim Advocate. Victim assistance and counseling are available around the clock through the University's Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS).


Campus Safety

The Sacramento State Police Department provides the Hornet Safety Escort service on campus after dark.

More than 130 emergency phones scattered throughout campus and at the Upper Eastside Lofts are marked with high-visibility blue lights.

ASI’s Safe Rides is free and operates 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday during the academic year, with a valid One Card. (916) 278-8294 or

The Hornet Night Shuttle, a program of University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS), provides rides to all campus locations between 6 and 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the academic year. (916) 278-7260 or email


Sacramento State is a leader in awareness efforts

The University has been at the forefront of sexual violence awareness and victim advocacy for many years. Sacramento State continues its commitment to maintaining a safe campus.

In 2000, Sac State became the first of the 23 California State University campuses to hire a dedicated Victim Advocate.

In 2005, Sac State introduced the CSU system's first sexual misconduct policy.

In 2014, the University's Title IX Sexual Violence Awareness Team made its debut. The interdepartmental team monitors the implementation of Title IX compliance for our campus and is led by the Title IX coordinator.

The "We Care. We Will Help" campaign was introduced at the start of the 2014-15 academic year. In the first two months after launch, the Victim Advocate saw 26 student clients, compared with the 18 she helped during the entire Fall 2013 semester and the 22 in Fall 2012. One student approached a Title IX investigator for help with an incident after seeing a "We Care. We Will Help" poster.

Sac State's Crisis Intervention Team debuted in 1996. In November 2014, the team elevated its efforts to prevent campus violence by hiring its first case manager/coordinator. Students, faculty, and staff may contact her if someone on campus makes them feel uncomfortable.

Since 2010, incoming students have been required to watch and be tested on a sexual assault tutorial. They must score 75 percent or better to register for future classes.

Incoming athletes and most of the Greek life community voluntarily undergo annual sexual violence awareness training. Residence hall advisors and peer health educators receive similar training.

Associated Students Inc. (ASI) signed a resolution against sexual violence in 2013. Lauren Lombardo, the 2014-15 ASI president, signed the White House initiative "It's On Us" on behalf of Sac State.

In 2014, the Women's Resource Center created the "Men Who Ask" campaign designed to encourage fraternity men to take an active role in preventing sexual assault. Some members of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council, along with the Latino Greek Council, received bystander intervention training and served on an educational panel focused on the Greek community, bystander intervention, and consent.

Alpha Chi Omega's annual Luminary Project raises awareness about domestic violence.

Sac State's Air Force ROTC cadets have undergone awareness training provided by Travis Air Force Base's Sexual Assault Response Coordinators.

Domestic/dating violence awareness was the theme of the 2014 Hornet Homecoming football game and a women's basketball game in 2015.