There are many resources available to you on campus and in the surrounding community.
The College encourages all community members to make a prompt report of any incident of sexual harassment, sexual violence, stalking or intimate partner violence to local law enforcement and the College. For individuals who are not prepared to make a report, or who may be unsure what happened, but are still seeking information and support, there are several legally protected confidential resources available. Confidential resources will not share any information with the College or anyone else, unless there is an imminent risk of harm to self or others.
Occidental Survivor Advocate Tirzah Blanche
Oxy 24/7 Confidential Hotline
Emmons Wellness Center
Office for Religious & Spiritual Life
Ordained clergy can provide confidential support
Employee Assistance Program
Occidental College’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help maximize employees’ health and effectiveness at home and at work. Administered by Ability Assist by Hartford, the EAP offers employees confidential, personal support for a wide range of issues, from everyday concerns to serious problems. The Employee Assistance Program is available to employees and their family members at no cost.
Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center
24-hour emergency medical care and forensic services
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
A confidential, anonymous national sexual assault hotline
LA Rape and Battering Hotline (Peace Over Violence)
A confidential 24-hour crisis line
In addition to the confidential resources listed above, Occidental community members have access to a variety of resources provided by the College. The staff listed below is trained to support individuals affected by sexual harassment or misconduct and to coordinate with the Title IX Coordinator consistent with the College’s commitment to a safe and healthy educational environment. While not bound by confidentiality, these resources will maintain the privacy of an individual’s information within the limited circle of those involved in the Title IX resolution process.
Available as a first option to report an incident of sexual violence or intimate partner violence. Also provides an escort service on campus to any student and can reach the Dean on Duty at any time. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (323) 259-2511 (emergency line), or dial x2511 from any campus phone.
Dean of Students Office/Dean on Duty
Can provide reasonable accommodations for housing, academic flexibility and stay-away letters. Available on weekdays during regular office hours. Access to Dean on Duty 24-hours-a-day by calling Campus Safety at (323) 259-2599.
Dean of Students Office (323) 259-2661
Emmons Wellness Center
Provides medical treatment and confidential psychological counseling services.
Project SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment)
A prevention and education support program dedicated to ending sexual violence on campus through resources, advocacy, and educational programming related to issues of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. (323) 341-4750
Students, faculty and staff may also access resources located in the local community. These organizations can provide crisis intervention services, counseling, medical attention and assistance in dealing with the criminal justice system. All individuals are encouraged to use the resources that are best suited to their needs, whether on or off campus.
It may be helpful for survivors to have someone who can help them explore their off-campus options and guide them through legal processes; an advocate can provide assistance in this area. Two local resources, Peace Over Violence and the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center offer advocacy support.
911 (24 hours)
For dispatch, (877) ASK-LAPD (877-275-5273)
Peace Over Violence (POV)
POV case managers can provide assistance and support with the medical and criminal legal process as well as accompaniment to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and court appointments.
1015 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-626-3393 or 626-793-3385
LAPD Northeast Division
3353 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Occidental is located in Northeast Division.
LA Gay and Lesbian Center
Provides support and advocacy services for LGBT community members.
1625 Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles 90028
California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)
The CWLC has attorneys available to serve as a resource/advisor to Occidental College complainants, men and women, who are filing Title IX sexual assault/harassment/gender discrimination complaints and going through the Occidental College resolution process. To request assistance contact both Laura Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kylie Reynolds (email@example.com) by e-mail.
Please note, however, that the College does not endorse or recommend this organization (or their attorneys), and that each organization makes an independent decision about the cases that it will accept and the terms of the representation.
360 North Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 2070
El Segundo, CA 90245
In California, medical providers (but not psychological counselors) are mandated by state law to notify law enforcement if a patient tells personnel s/he has experienced sexual assault.
Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center*
Provides comprehensive, free treatment for sexual assault victims, including 24-hour emergency medical care and forensic services, counseling and psychotherapy, advocacy, and accompaniment services.
LA County/USC Medical Center*
Provides medical treatment and forensic exams.
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
*LA County-designated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Center