The decision to file a formal report or complaint about sexual violence and sexual assault is a personal choice. We are here to help you understand your options and the resources available, whether you decide to report or not.
You should feel free to talk to a trusted friend or colleague. Keep in mind that managers, supervisors and certain employees such as athletic coaches, faculty advisors, teaching assistants and resident advisors are required to report to the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office.
|Option||Will my information be confidential?||Can I request a forensic medical exam?||Will there be an investigation?||Will there be disciplinary action for the respondent?|
|Formal report with campus (Title IX Office)||Your privacy will be protected to the greatest legal extent possible. Some UC personnel involved in your case will have access to your information, and your name may be shared with the respondent if there's an investigation.||Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam. In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation.||It depends on the information given and facts of the situation. In many cases, there is an investigation.||Possibly, depending on the findings of an investigation.|
|Police report||Your name won't be disclosed, if you request that it remain confidential. However, be aware that if the case advances to a court trial, your name would be included in court records, which are public documents.||Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam. In some cases, physical evidence may assist an investigation.||It depends on the information given and facts of the situation. In many cases, there is an investigation.||Possibly, depending on the findings of an investigation.|
|Anonymous reporting||Yes||Yes, you can ask for a referral to have a forensic medical exam.||Depends on the information given.||Depends on the information given.|
If you choose to not file a report, all campus resources are still available to you for counseling, housing, academic support and other needs.
Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE) can provide immediate confidential support, explain campus resources available and help you access the ones you want. Here are examples of the support services offered:
Emergency, dial 911. The UCR Police Department conducts criminal investigations of reports of sexual violence. Non-emergency (951) 827-5222. The Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located at 3500 Canyon Crest Drive.
The Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office is the central office for filing an administrative complaint of reports of sexual violence. Contact the Title IX Office at (951) 827-7070, firstname.lastname@example.org or in person, Surge 349, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.