If you have experienced sexual assault, stalking, dating or domestic violence, gender or sex based discrimination there are many options for help, and know that we are here to assist you.
If you are in danger, call 911 (regardless of whether you are on or off campus). If possible, getting to a safe place can be a good first step as you begin to explore options for support and reporting. There are numerous places on and off campus that can assist you with accessing support resources. You have the choice of who to tell about this incident, as well as what resources, support and reporting options you wish to pursue.
In general, your first set of options include:
Medical Attention and/or Evidence Preservation+-
If you have been sexually assaulted, the University encourages you to seek immediate, specialized medical attention at The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center – or at an urgent care, emergency room, or a SART Center near you.
Provides free, 24/7 emergency victim services including forensic medical exams within 5 days (120 hours) of an individual experiencing a sexual assault. Free transportation for victim and a support person provided to receive emergency services. Individuals who undergo a sexual assault examination preserve their ability to file a police report and pursue charges, but are not obligated to file a report at that time. Victims have the right to remain anonymous, and The Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center is able to store evidence indefinitely. In addition, victims receive comprehensive treatment for injuries, can be provided with preventative medications, and can be connected with therapy options. Neither reporting to law enforcement nor the University is required to receive a forensic exam.
To preserve evidence:
- It is recommended that you do not bathe, shower, douche, eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, urinate, defecate or change clothes before the exam. Even if you have already taken these actions, you are still able to have prompt medical care.
- Gather bedding, linens or unlaundered clothing and any other pertinent articles that may be used for evidence and secure them in a clean paper bag or clean sheet. In the event of you choosing to file a criminal complaint, securing evidence will assist you in pursuing legal action in the future.
- Do not delete or alter electronic evidence, photographs, texts, emails, social media posts and messages, etc.
Speaking with confidential resources, such as on and off-campus professional counselors, medical professionals, community advocates and priests or clergy acting in their sacred confidence role, is another option. All of these individuals can offer complete and legally protected confidentiality.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) – Chalon 310.954.4114 | Doheny 213.477.2668
To make an appointment with CPS, please call the office. If you are in psychological crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the 24/7 MSMU Crisis line to speak to a counselor at 310.954.4CPS or 310.954.4277.
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Student Health Services - Chalon 310.954.4110 | Doheny 213.477.2685
Student Health Services offers a broad range of confidential services. Please call to make an appointment.
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Options for Reporting the Incident to the University+-
File a Title IX Complaint with Mount St. Mary’s University:
Reports of alleged violations of MSMU’s Title IX sexual harassment or misconduct policies can be made with Campus Security, the Title IX Coordinator, or an administrator. Reports can be made in person, by mail, by email, by phone, or via the Title IX online report form. Individuals have the right to report the incident to the University, to Law Enforcement, to both, or to neither.
Location: Chalon Campus Circle
Location: Main Gate Entrance
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Division of Student Affairs
213.477.2803 | email@example.com
File a Report Online
Attn: Title IX Coordinator
Mount St. Mary’s University
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
File a Criminal Complaint with Law Enforcement +-
Report an incident of sexual or interpersonal misconduct directly to the Los Angeles Police Department (or the applicable law enforcement agency).
If a member of the Mount Community reports an incident of sexual or interpersonal misconduct to Campus Security, the department can contact Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD can send an officer to campus to offer the individual assistance with filing a criminal report and/or collecting evidence for a criminal case.
Individuals have the right to decline reporting to law enforcement. However, they may choose to file a report at a later time. They may choose to pursue a complaint through the University process, regardless of whether or not they file a criminal report with law enforcement.
Los Angeles Police Department:
Dial 911 for Emergencies
West Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Police Department (serving Chalon)
Address: 1663 Butler Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Southwest Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Police Department (serving Doheny)
Address: 1546 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90062