Even if you are questioning or unsure, it's always better to talk to someone about a person or situation of concern. Recognizing and reporting early signs of a potentially dangerous situation is crucial to violence prevention. Your participation is the first step to keeping our campus safe.
We offer many resources to help, whether you want to:
- Talk to someone about a person or situation
- Report a threatening or potentially dangerous person or situation
- Help a friend
- Seek counseling
- Pursue police action, personal protection or disciplinary measures
- Find resources to help you out of a threatening and potentially violent situation, including violent or abusive relationships.
No matter the situation, we highly encourage you to talk to one of our reporting & counseling resources.
If there is a reported emergency on campus, AlertSU, Stanford's emergency notification system will deliver time-sensitive emergency notifications to faculty, staff, students, postdocs and other members of the Stanford community via voice mail, email and text-messaging based on the personal contact info on file with the university. Status updates will also be available online and through a recorded phone message.
Stanford's emergency website is: http://emergency.stanford.edu/
Stanford's emergency information hotline is: 650-725-5555.
Resources on Campus
Stanford offers a variety of ways to obtain information for students concerned about the potential threat brought by another person or situation on campus. These resources are availalable for discussing anything that is on your mind. All of the resources listed below are valid options. Confidential counseling is also available through many of these resources. We encourage Stanford students to utilize these resources to better enjoy a safe, healthy and fulfilling time at Stanford.
|Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
(650) 723-3785 (24 hours)
Vaden Health Center, 2nd Floor
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provide confidential counseling to female, male, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender students who are victims of physical and/or sexual abuse or assault. Consultation services are also available to students who are partners, friends, or significant others of assault/abuse survivors. There is no fee for an initial evaluation or short-term counseling.
|The Bridge Peer Counseling Center
Rogers' House, 581 Capistrano Way
The Bridge Peer Counseling Center is a group of student counselors providing free confidential counseling to the Stanford community 24 hours a day, by phone and on a drop-in basis.
|Office of Religious Life
(650) 723-1762 (M-F, 8-5)
Memorial Church Round Room
The Office of Religious Life at Stanford offers counseling and guidance geared especially towards those with spiritual concerns to assist students with challenging moments in their lives. This free counseling service is available to people of all faith backgrounds.
|Bechtel International Center
(650) 723-1831 (M-F, 8:30-5)
584 Capistrano Way
The Bechtel Inernational Center believes that international educational exchange nurtures a lifelong global perspective and aspire to play a key role in increasing Stanford's visibility around the world, strengthening Stanford's position as a global university of consequence.
|Undergraduate Residence Deans
Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Flr, 459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 9
Residence Deans (RDs) provide counseling, advising, disciplinary and problem-solving. RDs work with individual students, community groups and with any involved and affected individuals, agencies and departments on and off campus. In a crisis or emergency, an RD is available via pager on a 24-hour basis at: (650)723-8222 ext. 15626
|Graduate Life Deans
Graduate Community Center, 2nd Flr, 750 Escondido Road
The Graduate Life deans are available in our offices for individual/confidential consultation and advising support. In a crisis or emergency, a GLO dean is available via pager on a 24-hour basis at: (650)723-8222 ext. 25085
Assoc Vice Provost
|Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dean of Student Life
Room 206, Old Union,
520 Lasuen Mall
The Associate Vice Provost is a source of support and guidance. She is knowledgeable about University resources - she will make referrals and help students gain access to them.
|Office of the Ombuds
(650) 723-3682 (M-F, 8-5)
Building 310 - Room 104
The Office of the Ombuds provides information about University policies and refers you to other university services and programs. The Ombuds is an impartial dispute resolver who strives to see that faculty, staff and students at the university are treated fairly and equitably. Any Stanford faculty, student or staff can seek the advice of the Ombuds Office. The Ombuds is impartial, neutral, and confidential.
|Office of Community Standards
Tresidder Union, 2nd Flr, 459 Lagunita Drive, Suite 9
The Office of Community Standards provides confidential advising and can assist you with the pursuit of possible university judicial disciplinary actions.
|Stanford Department of Public Safety
(650) 723-9633 or 9-1-1
711 Serra St (across from the campus gas station)
In an emergency or to report anything suspicious dial 911 from a cell phone, 9-911 from a campus phone or activate a blue 911 emergency tower. The Stanford Department of Public Safety provides law enforcement, security, safety, crime prevention and emergency services on the Stanford Campus 24 hours a day.
If you are concerned about your personal safety or the safety of others, we highly encourage you to call the police immediately. A specially trained officer can address your concerns about safety and personal protection. Please dial 9-1-1 (or 9-9-1-1 from any campus phone).
|Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education &
(650) 725-1056 or 9-1-1 in an emergency (24 hours)
Mariposa House, 2nd Flr, 585 Capistrano Way, Rm. 208-209
The Stanford Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) facilitates the coordinated, comprehensive, &
consistent response to interpersonal relationship violence. With a focus on prevention education, intervention, and outreach, we collaborate with all members of the
campus community to increase awareness and promote a culture of safety and respect.
|Diversity & Access Office, Title IX
Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Stanford University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. The University provides many resources to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Stanford community to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual harassment, including acts of sexual violence, all of which are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Rosa Gonzalez, Director of the Diversity & Access Office, is the Title IX Coordinator for Stanford University.
|Sexual Harassment Policy Office
Mariposa House, 2nd Flr, 585 Capistrano Way, Rm. 209
The Sexual Harassment Policy Office (SHPO) provides resources that can help you with concerns about sexual harassment.