Immediate Steps to Take if You are Subject to Sexual Assault, Other Forms of Violence or Threatening Behavior
- Go to a safe place and speak with someone you trust. Tell this person what happened. If there is any immediate danger and you are on the Malibu campus, call Public Safety at 310-506-4441. If you are off-campus, call 911.
- If you are located at one of Pepperdine's graduate, DC, or international campuses, contact your program director or local law enforcement to obtain information regarding local counseling, medical and legal resources available to you.
- Consider securing immediate professional support to assist you in the crisis. There
are on and off campus options that can be accessed 24/7.
- The Pepperdine Counseling Center at 310-506-4210
- The Pepperdine Health Center at 310-506-4316
- Sojourn Services (domestic and dating violence) at 310-264-6644.
- You may access the confidential support of the Counseling Center at 310-506-4210 anytime of day.
- A resident director can be reached after hours by calling Public Safety at 310-506-4441 (emergency line) or (310) 506-4442 (non-emergency line).
- If you live on-campus, but prefer to use off-campus options, you may call the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center's (SMRTC) 24-hour hotline: (424) 259-7208. When contacting SMRTC, please let them know if you are in need of transportation to and from the center, as free options are available.
- If you are seeking medical care, please contact the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center. They offer free comprehensive services that include:
- Medical Exams
- Forensic Exams
- Crisis Intervention
- Clinical Resources
- To learn more about what to do in the acute period following a sexual assault as well as additional resources, please visit the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center or RAINN.
- Even after the immediate crisis has passed, consider seeking support from the Pepperdine Counseling Center, the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, or Sojourn Services.
- Contact the University Title IX Coordinator if you need assistance with University-related concerns, including academic issues (e.g., missed classes or exams; requesting extensions regarding coursework) or on-campus housing issues (e.g., requesting that the student who you believe assaulted you be moved or that you be moved to a different residence hall).
- Consider your reporting options (see Sexual Misconduct Policy).
- Report to Public Safety or the University Title IX Coordinator any concerns about Retaliation against you or your friends.