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Personal Safety & Safe Relationships

SAFE RELATIONSHIPS

One of the most essential parts of your college life will be the relationships you build with other students, staff, and faculty on campus. You have the right to be in relationships that you choose and to have those be safe for you. You are equally responsible for treating others with respect.

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

Trust your instincts
If someone makes you feel uncomfortable remove yourself from the situation and tell someone.

Communicate clearly
In a relationship clearly tell your partner what you want. If there are limits that you want to maintain, state what they are and stick to them.

Respect boundaries
Listen to others when they express their limits and do not use pressure and intimidation to get what you want.

Use the buddy system
When going out stay with friends and have a plan for how to help each other get out of a risky situation.

Stand up against abusive words & actions
Help create culture of respect and non-violence on campus.

Reach out for help
Contact us to talk to someone who can help you find alternatives to violence in your relationship or if you have been threatened or assaulted.

If you see something, say something
If you are concerned about threatening or abusive behavior that you have witnessed, contact us for information on how to help.

SRJC PROHIBITS DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING, SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT; ALL OF THESE ACTIONS ARE CRIMES AS WELL AS VIOLATIONS OF THE SRJC STUDENT CONDUCT STANDARDS.

Violation of the Student Conduct Standards is basis for disciplinary sanction, including dismissal from class or from the College. Students who commit these acts may also be criminally prosecuted.

SEXUAL ASSAULT FACTS

  • One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college.
  • A significant number of men also are sexually assaulted during college.
  • 75 - 80% of these assaults are by someone they know.
  • At least 50% of sexual assaults among college students involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, the victim, or both.

Source: Krebs et al., The Campus Sexual Assault Study (2007) National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.

DEFINITIONS

Sexual assault

Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

Consent

The person must act freely and voluntarily and have knowledge of the act or transaction involved.

Domestic violence

Violence committed by a former or current spouse, a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, or a domestic partner.

Dating violence

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship or intimate nature with the victim.

Stalking

Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety and suffer substantial emotional distress.

Sexual harassment

Unwelcome conduct in the areas of sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical sexual conduct.

REPORTING OPTIONS

Report stalking, sexual assault, abuse, or threats of assault or abuse to the District Police: (707) 527-1000
Report sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or any of the above without filing a police report, to the Title IX Coordinator/Vice President of Human Resources office: (707) 527-4954

CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING

SRJC Student Psychological Services (707) 524-1595
Verity 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (707) 545-7273
YWCA 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline (707) 546-1234

SUPPORT RESOURCES

Santa Rosa Junior College Resources
District Police Department (707) 527-1000
Student Psychological Services (707) 524-1595
Student Health Services (707) 527-4445
Office of the Vice President of Student Services (707) 524-1647
District Compliance Office (707) 527-4954
Student Counseling and Support Services Dept. (707) 577-4451

Sonoma County Community Resources
Verity (see information below) (707) 545-7273
Sonoma County Victim/Witness Assistance (707) 565-8250
YWCA of Sonoma County
         (Legal Advocacy, Temporary Restraining Order help, Emergency Housing)
24hr Crisis Hotline: (707) 546-1234
(707) 565-5661
Adult Protective Services for Sonoma County 24hr Abuse Hotline: (800) 667-0404
Child Protective Services for Sonoma County     24 hour Emergency Line (707) 565-4304
(800) 870-7064
Suicide Prevention 1-800-746-8181
MEN (Men Evolving Non-Violently) Offender Hotline (707) 528-2636
Legal Aid of Sonoma County (707) 542-1290
Legal Services / Lawyer Referral (707) 546-5297

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE

Verity
835 Piner Road, Suite D
Santa Rosa CA 95403-2063
http://ourverity.org

FREE services are provided to victims of all forms of sexual assault including: incest, child sexual abuse, date rape, marital rape, same sex rape, sexual harassment, and attempted sexual assault…No matter how long ago the incident occurred. These services are provided by staff and trained volunteers.

24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline   (707) 545-7273
Hearing and Speech Impaired Rape Crisis Hotline TDD   (707) 545-5543
Walk-in Crisis Counseling - Weekdays, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Accompaniment and Advocacy
Individual Therapy
Support Groups
Information and Referrals

SERVICES FOR:

  • Adults and Children age 6 and older
  • Female and Male Survivors
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Survivors
  • Family, friends and support people of survivors

Web Resources

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges