Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

The University of California strives to maintain a community where all individuals who participate in its programs and activities can work and learn together in an environment free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy.

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response team at UC San Francisco supports the University’s commitment in the following ways:

  • Proactive Education and Training – the team attempts to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination from occurring by educating and training the UCSF community about unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Consultation and Support Services – the team assists students, staff, faculty, and visitors with resolving conflict, including those involving discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Neutral Investigations – the team responds to complaints regarding discrimination, harassment and sexual violence and oversees the process for resolution and investigation of complaints

Confidential UCSF Resources

Confidential resources exist to provide a safe space for individuals to obtain support, discuss their needs and options, learn about resources, and discuss any concerns before deciding whether or not to take next steps. 

CARE Advocate

The CARE Program provides free, confidential support to any UCSF affiliate including students, staff, faculty, postdocs and researchers who have experienced discrimination, harassment, or abuse related to race, ethnicity, national origin or other protected identities AND to any UCSF affiliate who has experienced interpersonal violence such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment or stalking.
tel (415) 502-8802

Office of the Ombuds

The office serves as a resource for all members of the UCSF community (faculty, staff, administrators, students, post-doctoral fellows and other trainees) and offers a safe, confidential place to discuss campus-related issues and explore possibilities for informally addressing concerns.
tel (415) 502-9600

Student Health and Counseling Services

Counseling and Psychological Services provides a safe and confidential place for students to discuss concerns related to the their personal life, academic experience and professional development. 
tel (415) 476-1281

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) are staffed by licensed psychologists and postdoctoral trainees who provide a wide variety of consultation services to the organization and a confidential, brief psychological counseling to faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows. 
tel (415) 476-8779

Non-Confidential UCSF Resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

The UCSF Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) supports the University policy prohibiting discrimination against or harassment of any person on the basis of their membership in a protected category.
tel (415) 502-3400

UCSF Police Department

The UCSF Police Department handles all patrol, investigations, crime prevention, emergency management, homeland security and related community policing duties for the UCSF campus. 

Emergency (24 hours):
From a campus line, dial 911
From a non-campus line or cell phone, dial (415) 476-6911
Non-Emergency (24 hours): (415) 476-1414

Community Resources

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

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Trauma Recovery Center / Rape Treatment Center

The Trauma Recovery Center facilitates healing for adult survivors of trauma, violence, and loss through an innovative, clinically-proven model of comprehensive care, advocacy, and outreach. We eliminate barriers to healing and inspire survivors to embrace hope.

2727 Mariposa St., Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel (415) 437-3000

San Francisco Women Against Rape

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence.

3543 18th Street, #7
San Francisco, CA 94110
tel (415) 647-7243 (24-hour crisis line)

W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

W.O.M.A.N, Inc. supports those impacted by violence using an innovative approach to services and programs that build stronger, safer communities.

26 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel (877) 384-3578 (24-hour crisis line)

Bay Area Legal Aid

BayLegal is committed to providing meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.

1800 Market St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel (415) 982-1300

San Francisco District Attorney Victim Services

The Victim Services Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office strives to make the criminal justice system humane and accessible by providing support and assistance to victims and their families in the aftermath of a crime, during criminal prosecution, and after a verdict has been reached.

350 Rhode Island St., 400N
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel (628) 652-4100