Statement On SA/SH Allegations
"Many of you may have heard about the recent sexual assault allegations surfacing throughout the Circle K International community. While we have not been informed of any cases within our home club, I want to make sure we address the importance of the matter.
'Most sexual assaults and rape are committed by someone the victim knows. A study of sexual victimization of college women showed that about 90% of victims knew the person who sexually victimized them. Most often, a boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, classmate, friend, acquaintance or co-worker sexually victimized the person. It is important to remember that Sexual Misconduct can occur in both heterosexual and same-gender relationships.' - CSULB, Office of Equity & Diversity
We all play a role in preventing sexual violence and establishing norms of respect, safety, equality, and helping others. It’s crucial that we work on implementing preventative measures to deter future incidents, and call for consequences for those who’ve committed acts of sexual assault in an effort to truly support victims." - Olivia Chang, CSULB CKI President. (7/9/2020)
What Should I Do?
If you’re experiencing any immediate form of threat or harm, call 9-1-1. Upon any kind of sexual violence you are encouraged to seek immediate assistance for your physical safety, emotional support and medical care.
If an act of sexual assault has already taken place, it’s highly advised to call a hotline (see resources below). While it’s encouraged to report your trauma, you have the ultimate decision. If you are a victim/survivor, know that you are never at fault. Please know that your feelings are valid and we are here to listen. The well-being of our members is our top priority, and we hope to continue to provide a safe and inclusive space for everyone.
Title IX Incident Report Form
Larisa Hamada, Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (562) 985-8256
Compilation of SA/SH Resources
(s/o to Mlou Akeeno for helping compile everything onto a document w/ more deets ^^^💗💗💗)
Title IX Information Booklet
Not Alone @ The Beach
NATB Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/natb/
Jacqueline Urtez, Campus Confidential Advocate
Phone: (562) 985-2668 - after 5 pm call YWCA-GLA Sexual Assault Crisis Services 24-hour Crisis Hotline (877) 943-5778
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS Website: www.csulb.edu/caps
Phone: (562) 985-4001 - 24hr access to a counselor by phone
Student Health Services
Phone: (562) 985-4771
About Sexual Assault
Guide to Sexual Consent
Preventing Sexual Violence
Sexual Assault Survivor Resources
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Me Too Movement - Healing & Advocacy Resources