Confidential help is available, for you or someone you know.
On-Campus Confidential Resources for Students
Taso Dimitriadis and Erin-Kate Escobar, the Assistant Directors of the Caltech Center for Diversity, are designated a confidential resource on campus and can support and advocate for students who have experienced harassment or violence. Taso can be reached at 626-395-8108 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Erin-Kate can be reached at 626-395-3221 or email@example.com.
The Student Counseling Center provides confidential and free support to Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. The Counseling Center can be reached at 626-395-8331.
On-Campus Confidential Resources for Staff, Postdocs, Faculty, Their Families and Domestic Partners
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, violence, misconduct, or a rape of any kind, support is available 24 hours a day for students, post-docs, faculty,, and staff. The Staff and Faculty Consultation Center (SFCC) is available to support and advocate for anyone who is dealing with—or who has experienced—violence or harassment. SFCC provides professional, confidential consultation and are licensed mental health professionals. They can be reached at 626-395-8360 or http://sfcc.caltech.edu.
Off-Campus Confidential Resources
After Hours Emergency Support Around Sexual Harassment and/or Sexual Violence
Currently, if you experience sexual violence, non-sexual violence, or any stigmatized crime after-hours (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.), you have several options:
- Page the on-call psychologist via Campus Security: (626) 395-4701
- Contact the on-call clinician from Student Wellness Services at (626) 395-8331; press "2" to be connected to after-hours support, whenever the office is closed. There may be a brief hold while you are transferred to a clinician; please stay on the line. The on-call clinician can provide support, coordinate options regarding access to an advocate or forensic exams, as well as discuss options for reporting an assault to the Institute.
- Report the incident to off-campus resources:
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM CENTER for forensic evidence (the "rape kit"): (877) 209-3049 / 438 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA
PEACE OVER VIOLENCE for advocacy, support, and 24-hour crisis hotline: (626) 793-3385 (West San Gabriel Valley)
RAPE TREATMENT CENTER AT SANTA MONICA-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER for forensic evidence, advocacy, support, and 24-hour hotline: (310) 319-4000