File a Report
Remember that all emotional responses to sexual misconduct are normal. You may feel upset, very calm, or anything in between. Everyone copes differently. Resist the urge to blame yourself or think you should have done something differently. It is important to reach out to a friend you trust and utilize all available resources when you feel ready. You are not alone. We are here to help. If you are in the midst of an emergency, please call USF Public Safety immediately by dialing 2-9-1-1.
Options for Reporting an Incident
Below are the number of ways someone can report information to get it to the Title IX Office:
- Title IX Coordinator: Jess Varga
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Trina Garry
- Contact for Staff/Faculty: Diane Nelson
- Call the Title IX Office at (415) 422-4563, or the Dean of Students Office at (415) 422-5330.
- Report online directly to the USF Title IX Office.
- Tell a USF employee - like a Resident Advisor, Residence Director, or other USF faculty or staff - employees are required reporters and will get your information to the Title IX Office for appropriate response and follow-up.
- Call USF Public Safety at (415) 422-2911 (emergency); or (415) 422-4201 (non-emergency).
- Call the Police - an SFPD officer will visit you. In an emergency call 911; non-emergency call (415) 553-0123.
There are accountability options available to you through the University only, through the criminal system via law enforcement/courts, or through both. If the alleged perpetrator is a USF student or employee, the victim/survivor is encouraged to file a complaint to the University. When the alleged perpetrator is not affiliated with the University, there are limitations to the accountability/disciplinary actions, however, there are still resources and supportive measure for students and employees.
If you seek medical attention, the hospital is required by law to report any incident of a sexual offense to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD). However, you are not required to press formal charges at that time, and can choose to do so in the future. The hospital will not notify the University if a student goes in on their own seeking a forensic sexual assault examination.
Public Safety is obligated to forward any report to SFPD; however, a decision to press formal charges or to meet with SFPD is not required.