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Updated sexual harassment & assault policies, procedures and resources

Oct 27 2020

Dear students,

I am writing today to share the following message from my colleagues in Stanford's SHARE Title IX Office and on our Confidential Support Team (CST). This includes updates on sexual harassment and assault policies, procedures and resources. Please take the time to read this carefully!

Sincerely,

Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
 



Dear students,

We are reaching out to you today from Stanford’s SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education) Title IX Office and the Stanford Confidential Support Team (CST). As you navigate this strange and stressful quarter at Stanford, we want to make sure that you are aware of key resources available to you, as well as changes to Stanford’s sexual harassment policy and procedures that occurred over the summer. 

Despite being distanced from each other, we remain here to support you with any concerns related to sexual, relationship, or gender-based violence or harassment. Stanford has both confidential and non-confidential resources to assist you. The SHARE Title IX Office and CST are operating virtually this quarter due to COVID-19 restrictions on campus. However, we remain committed to supporting students no matter where you are – whether on campus or off; in California, out of state, or overseas; whether living with family or in pods with other students; and whether you are actively enrolled or on a leave of absence. In cases where availability of services may present issues due to your location, we are committed to connecting you with local resources that can help.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to view this 15-minute video, which provides a high-level overview of Stanford’s updated policies, procedures, and resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HrUOKFtjY&feature=youtu.be

A few key resources that we want you to keep in mind (and which are covered in some detail in the video above) include: 

For confidential support*:

  • Stanford’s Confidential Support Team (CST) is a free and confidential campus service offering support and counseling to students impacted by sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence or harassment. CST is part of Student Health and is not associated with the SHARE Title IX Office. Speaking with CST will not result in a report being made to the Title IX Coordinator. To reach CST, a student can call the 24/7 Hotline at 650-725-9955 or book an initial visit online. Watch this video for an introduction to CST! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxOZh34lFUg

  • The YWCA at Stanford is a confidential, independent resource for survivors. Some of the services offered include: criminal and systems advocacy, court accompaniment, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam accompaniment, personal advocacy, counseling and crisis support, therapy, support groups, safety planning, and legal services. Speaking with the YWCA will not result in a report being made to the Title IX Coordinator. YWCA advocates are reachable via a 24/7 hotline at 800.572.2782.

  • * Please note that some of the services offered by CST and the YWCA are location-dependent. However, both organizations are able to provide short-term crisis support regardless of location and are able to connect students with local resources.


To make a report of prohibited sexual conduct: The SHARE Title IX Office remains open and available during normal business hours for remote or telephone meetings and consultations. Contact the SHARE Title IX Office via email at titleix@stanford.edu or phone at 650-497-4955.

For non-confidential support in the immediate aftermath of an incident: Residence Deans (RDs) for undergraduates and Graduate Life Office (GLO) Deans for graduate students are on-call 24/7 to assist students experiencing issues anywhere in the world. RDs and GLO Deans are Responsible Employees and must share information regarding prohibited sexual conduct with the Title IX Coordinator. The RD On Call can be reached at 650-504-8022 and the GLO Dean On Call can be reached at 650-723-7288 (pager ID 25085).

Much more information is available here:

Library of Additional Resources: 
SHARE website
Confidential Support Team website
Sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu
Stanford’s Sexual Harassment Policy
Stanford’s Title IX and Sexual Harassment Procedures
Slides from the video in this email

We are here to help. 

Sincerely,

Sophia, Helen, and Carley

Sophia Khan
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Education) Title IX Office
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Helen W. Wilson, PhD
Director, Confidential Support Team (CST)
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Carley Flanery
SHARE: Education team
Pronouns: she/her/hers