Resources for Survivors
We hope you use this page to find out more information about sexual violence. The tools below are there to assist you in your healing journey.
Sexual Violence in General
What is sexual violence?
Unfortunately, sexual violence can come in many forms. In order to better understand the wide range of personal violence that can occur, RAINN has included definitions of different types of rape and sexual violence, as well as other kinds of violence that often arise hand-in-hand with sexual violence. Click here to read more about each type of sexual violence.
How is it defined on campus?
In general, sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to incapacitation. Intimate partner violence refers to any act of violence or threatened act of violence, sexual or otherwise, against a person who is or has been involved in a sexual, dating, domestic or other intimate relationship with that person. Click here to read more about what type of conduct is prohibited at Oxy.
The following information is geared towards giving you, the survivor, more resources and tools in coping with sexual assault. If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of stalking or unhealthy relationships, please visit our side menu for more specific options.
If you are a support person or a friend of someone who has been sexually assaulted, this section might be helpful.
Sexual Assault Survivors
Survivor's Bill of Rights - provided by Peace Over Violence
California Penal Codes and Statutes of Limitations - provided by RAINN
Additional Oxy and Community Resources
Project SAFE's Survivor Advocate- The Survivor Advocate, Naddia Palacios, provides highly confidential crisis support and resource options to students who experience sexual and power-based violence of any kind. Naddia operates within an empowerment model of support, aiming to provide survivors with on and off campus resources and supporting whichever path the survivor feels will be most helpful in her/his recovery. Her services include, but is not limited to assisting survivors with all steps of the Oxy adjudication process, case management, and accompanying survivors to rape treatment centers and medical services 24 hours a day. Naddia is certified as a Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate.
Oxy Assault Advocacy and Case Management- provides a comprehensive support system to sexual assault survivors that includes advocacy, counseling, and medical services, as well as information about forensic exams, housing and academic accommodations.
Sexual Assault Resources & Support at Occidental College - information for both on and off-campus resources and reporting as well as printable support materials.
The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center - provides free, expert, comprehensive, and compassionate care for sexual assault victims 24 hours a day, including emergency medical treatment and forensic services; crisis counseling and longer-term psychotherapy; advocacy; accompaniment during police reporting, medical care, and court proceedings; information about rights and options to help victims make informed choices; and many other support services.
Peace Over Violence - local rape crisis center offering "Emergency, Intervention, Prevention, Education, and Advocacy" services for survivors and support people as well as volunteer opportunities
LA Gay and Lesbian Center - "building the health, advocating for the rights and enriching the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals."
Northeast Community Police Station - Oxy's local LAPD station
1in6 - Pasadena based organization that aims to help men who have survived childhood sexual abuse. Information and online counseling are available through their website.
Common Reactions to Sexual Assault - provided by Peace Over Violence
Effects of Sexual Assault - provided by RAINN
Myths and Realties about Sexual Assault - provided by Peace Over Violence
Recovering from Sexual Assault - information for survivors and support people by RAINN
Male Sexual Assault - information and specific concerns addressed by RAINN
Common Questions for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - provided by 1in6
Common Reactions for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - provided by RAINN
We understand that reading all of this information might be overwhelming, and that you might have to write things down and have a private space to process. We have created a "Sexual Assault Survivor Empowerment Guide" to help you process and consider all the resources available to you on and off campus. For a printed copy please stop by Project SAFE and ask the Survivor Advocate for a copy. Here is a sample of the guide: