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How to Report a Sexual Assault/Violence

You Are NOT Alone

Sexual assault is a crime regardless of when or where it occurs, or what the relationship is between the attacker and the victim. Gavilan College is committed to providing a safe environment for students and staff. Reports of sexual misconduct will be thoroughly investigated and the survivor informed of the outcome.

If you or someone you know is a Gavilan student and a survivor of sexual assault, and needs support

  • notify Gavilan Campus Security at 408-848-4703 (408-710-7490)
  • or
  • Student Health Services at 408-848-4791.
Confidential counseling is available on and off campus.

Gavilan College Does Prosecute!

Any sexual assault or physical abuse, including rape as defined by California law, whether committed by an employee, student, or member of the public, occurring on District property, or on an off-campus site or facility maintained by the District, or on grounds or facilities maintained by a student organization, is a violation of District policies and regulations, and is subject to all applicable punishment, including criminal procedures and employee or student discipline procedures. Employees who violate the sexual harassment policy and procedures may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Students who violate the sexual harassment policy and related procedures may be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including expulsion.

Services Available

Survivors of sexual assault can meet with a victim advocate for up to 10 peer counseling sessions. During these sessions, survivors are given a safe place to talk about their experiences with someone who understands what the survivor is going through and will listen without judgment.

The sessions also provide an opportunity for the advocate to discuss future safety, healthy goal setting and the availability of other community resources with the survivor. Sexual assault advocates also provide medical, law enforcement and court accompaniment/support services. Professional counseling may also be available to encourage the healing process.

Trained Advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist survivors, their friends and family members.

  • Santa Clara County Rape Crisis, Community Solutions (408) 779-2115
  • Confidential counseling is available on campus through Counseling (408-848-4723) or Student Health Services (408-848-4791)