How to File a Report

If you have experienced an incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence you may report the incident at any time, regardless of how much time has elapsed since the incident occurred. USD is committed to supporting the rights of a person reporting an incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence to make an informed choice among options and services available.

USD will respond to all reports in a manner that treats each individual with dignity and respect and will take prompt responsive action to end any misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.

A report to USD of an incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence can be made to any of the following:

Trained Campus Assault Resources and Educate (C.A.R.E) Advocate

CARE Advocates are specially trained to provide support to USD students who are impacted by Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence. Specific CARE Advocates can be reached directly during regular business hours.

You may reach a CARE Advocate at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, through the Department of Public Safety's Dispatch Office at (619) 260-2222. When you call, you should ask specifically to speak with a CARE Advocate and you may do so without providing any information other than your contact information so that a CARE Advocate can contact you.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator can be reached in Maher Hall 101 in the Department of Human Resources, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or at (619) 260-4594; For more information visit the Title IX Coordinator website. 

USD Department of Public Safety

You may reach USD's Department of Public Safety by calling (619) 260-2222 at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Coordination with Law Enforcement

Where allegations of sexual assault or other criminal conduct involve the safety of any member of the USD community, the Department of Public Safety will notify law enforcement of a report of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence. If the incident is alleged to have been perpetrated against an individual under age 18, appropriate notifications will be made as required by California law addressing the mandatory reporting of incidents of child abuse and neglect.  For more information visit the Child Safety at USD website.  

In every case, the CARE Advocate or the Department of Public Safety will inform the Title IX Coordinator of the reported incident. In addition, if the incident involves a university employee, the Chief Human Resources Officer will be informed of the reported incident.