Confidential Advocacy & Support

Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate

The Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate is a certified rape crisis counselor who is available to provide confidential support services to CSULB students who have been affected by sexual violence or misconduct. The advocate can also assist those who have been affected by stalking, domestic or dating violence by linking students to appropriate resources.

The Advocate can help CSULB students affected by sexual violence through:

Crisis Intervention
Confidential and sensitive consultation to assist in the recovery on behalf of victims/survivors.

Advocacy
Intervention with other individuals, departments and agencies on behalf of victims/ survivors.

Accompaniment
Support during medical exams, counseling appointments, university & criminal investigations, and court appointments.

Information and Referral
Helping survivors know their rights and options and linking them to support services on and off campus.

On-Campus Contact Info

Primary Advocate

  • Phone: (562) 985-2668
  • Email: Advocate@csulb.edu
  • Location: Student Health Center
  • Office Hours:8 am – 5 pm, M/T/Th/F, 9 am to 5 pm, W.

Additional Confidential Sources
Linda Pena, Student Health Center | Phone: (562) 985-1732

CAPS
Phone: (562) 985-4001
Location: Brotman Hall, Room 226

YWCA-GLA
Sexualt Assault Crisis Services
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877) Y-HELP-US / (877) 943-5778

Did you know?

  • A majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim and a majority happen in familiar settings.
  • 1 in 5 college women are sexually assaulted.
  • 1 in 6 men are sexually assaulted in their lifetime
  • 1 in 8 lesbian women and nearly half of bisexual women experience rape in their lifetime.
  • 64% of transgender people have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.
  • No means no regardless of how it is expressed, and yes means yes. Silence does not mean consent. (Source www.RAINN.org )

Why is this important ?

  • Survivors can receive support services no matter how long ago the sexual assault/ abuse occurred.
  • There is hope for healing from sexual trauma. Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor’s wellness as well as academic success. Getting help is the first step to recovery.
  • Survivors are often blamed or feel ashamed about their assault. Sexual assault is not the victim’s fault.