Options If You've Been Sexually Assaulted

 Campus Advocate Team (CAT) 24-hr hotline: (707) 445-2881

The Campus Advocate Team (CAT) is a free and confidential on-campus resource for students, staff and faculty at HSU. CAT is a program of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, a private non-profit organization that has been contracted by HSU to provide specialized services to the HSU community.

CAT works with the university, but not for HSU.  Who CAT works for is survivors of sexualized violence, including stalking, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence.

CAT provides 24-hour, completely confidential support to any HSU student, staff, or faculty member who wants to talk about harm they’ve survived, or explore their options for support and/or holding accountable the person who harmed them.

    

HSU's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) also has a 24-hour hotline: (707) 826-3236

 

Sexual violence is a term used to describe many situations including but not limited to rape. Because sexual violence works in conjunction with racism, classism, sexism and homophobia, men, women and trans-identified survivors experience this violence in different ways. Sexual assault is broadly defined as any sexual contact that occurred without knowing and free-will consent.

As a survivor of sexual assault, there are options available to you. This website offers information and provides resources so that you can decide what will be most helpful for your individual process of healing and recovery.