Filing a Report


Filing a Report

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. 

Telling a professor, supervisor or work colleague

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.

 

Students:

The confidential campus advocate can explain your options in detail and answer questions, so you can make the decision that is right for you.

Contact Naddia Palacios, Surge 386, (951) 827-6225 or naddia.palacios@ucr.edu Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

After hours contact Riverside Area Rape Crisis 24-hour hotline at (951) 686-7273 or (866) 686-7273

 

Faculty and Staff:

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is designed to offer confidential counseling, referral and other needed services to staff, faculty and their family members with personal concerns. 

  • FSAP services are offered by Professional Resources, an outside professional FSAP service provider.
  • Contact FSAP at (951) 781-0510 or (800) 266-0510

If you choose to file a report

The chart below shows reporting options and what to expect.
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 not to report

If you choose to not file a report, all campus resources are still available to you for counseling, housing, academic support and other needs.

If you are a student, 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:

  • Emotional  support, including crisis intervention, long-term counseling, support groups and other resources on and off campus.
  • Academic support, including changing your academic class schedule.
  • Health care, such as a medical exam and help with other needs at campus health and counseling centers.
  • Housing, such as helping you obtain temporary housing or new housing.
  • Personal safety :  You can contact UCR police to understand your rights to physical protection, including restraining orders.


If you are a faculty member, other academic appointee, or staff member, the experienced, trained professionals at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can provide confidential support and connect survivors with available resources.

Where to file a report

UCR Police

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.

Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office

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, titleix@ucr.edu or in person, Surge 349, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

 

GET HELP NOW

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you have experienced sexual violence but are not in immediate danger, learn how to get support and contact a CARE advocate at (951) 827-6225 or the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center (951) 686-7273.

 

 

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