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.

 

 On-Campus Confidential Resources:

  • CARE Advocates are available to confidentially support and assist students, faculty, academic appointees and staff employees. CARE advocates are trained professionals who can connect them with psychological counseling, as well as explain medical, academic and reporting options.
  • Students have access to Counseling and Psychological Services, which provide a range of programs that promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. All of their services are free and confidential.
  • In addition to CARE resources, UC faculty members, other academic appointees or staff employees have access to suport from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)FSAP is designed to offer confidential counseling, referral and other needed services to staff, faculty and their family members with personal concerns. 
  • The Office of the Ombuds is a confidential, impartial, informal and independent resource that assists UCR community members, including students, faculty and staff, in addressing or resolving a dispute or ongoing conflict

 

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.

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 (if you are a student).
  • 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.

 

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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