Coronavirus Information

Due to the recent concerns about COVID-19, the Title IX Office is not holding in-person meetings or interviews.  If you are a witness or a party in an ongoing investigation please contact the assigned investigator directly via email.  If you would like to report an incident of sexual violence or sexual harassment, you may do so via the online Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Incident Report Form or via email or telephone by contacting the Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) at hdapp@ucdavis.edu, 530.304.3864 (Davis), 916.734.3417 (Sacramento).  Anonymous call lines are also available at 530.747.3865 (Davis) and 916.734.2255 (Sacramento).

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Helping a Friend

**If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate help, call 911**

If your friend or colleague has experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking, here are some ways you can be supportive:

  • Let them know university resources are available.
  • If your friend is a student, faculty, or staff member, let them know that the University CARE advocate is available for confidential support and guidance. The advocate is a trained professional who can connect you or your friend with psychological counseling as well as explain medical, academic, legal and reporting options.
  • Listen. Offer support and compassion. Be patient and try to avoid interrupting them or making statements that may be judgmental.
  • Don’t ask for details about what happened or why it happened. Let your friend share what they are comfortable sharing. Avoid questions that suggest blame.
  • Challenge statements of self-blame. Let your friend know the responsibility for the assault does not lie with your friend, regardless of what they did leading up to, during or after what happened.
  • If your friend wants to seek medical attention or report the assault, offer to accompany that person to the hospital, police station, campus security, etc.
  • Ask how you can help.
  • Respect your friend's privacy. Do not tell others about your friend's assault or reveal any names or details, without permission.
  • Take care of yourself. Supporting a friend who has experienced sexual violence can be a very emotional and challenging experience. Pay attention to your needs — this could mean setting boundaries, spending time on activities you enjoy, or talking to a friend or counselor if needed.
  • The Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) provides additional information on how you can help a friend who has been a victim of stalking, intimate partner violence, or sexual assault.