Office of Equity and Compliance

Reporting Options

Cal Poly Pomona supports and encourages prompt reporting of sexual misconduct. Reporting provides resources to victims and contributes to keeping the campus safe. 

Our campus Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator are available to explain and discuss:

  • rights and options;
  • the University's relevant complaint process and your right to receive assistance with that process, including the investigation process;
  • how confidentiality is handled;
  • available resources, both on and off campus; and
  • other related matters.  

Instances of sexual misconduct may violate both the University's sexual misconduct policy and the law.  Therefore, if you believe you have been the victim of sexual misconduct, you have several reporting options, and you may pursue one or all of these options at any time.  It is your right to have a friend, family member, sexual assault advocate, or other representative present with you while reporting the incident.

Report a Title IX Incident 

To report an incident, you can contact our office at (909) 869-4646 or Your report will be accepted in any language.

A Complaint Form should be used to report alleged violations of CSU’s
Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual
Exploitation, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation.

Access the File a Complaint form here

You Are Not Alone

Sexual assault counselors (also called victim or survivor advocates) are confidential and available to assist victims/survivors of sexual assault.

Note: Communications with sexual assault counselors/advocates are protected by state law per California Evidence Code Section §§1035.

Sexual assault counselors/advocates can assist by providing the following:

  • Confidential, non-judgmental support
  • Information about rights and options to help someone make an informed decision
  • Help with reporting sexual assault to law enforcement which includes in-person accompaniments to the police station (the same support is also available for those that report sexual misconduct to the Title IX office)
  • Information and accompaniments to sexual assault forensic exams (SAFE's) and other medical options

    Sexual assault counselors/advocates are available on campus and at community-based sexual assault/rape crisis centers.

Note: If a campus-based sexual assault counselor/advocate cannot be reached, you may contact a community-based sexual assault/rape crisis center for immediate assistance. Community-based sexual assault counselors/advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling a hotline.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Hotline staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a national sexual assault hotline. Hotline staff can be contacted via phone at (800) 656-4673, or online chat at their website,

  • Please note - when calling the hotline your call will be directed to a local provider based on the area code of the phone number you are calling from. If you are geographically located in an area different than the area code of the phone number you are calling from, hotline staff can still offer you support but may not have information regarding resources in your location. If this is your situation, please call the 24/7 hotline at the sexual assault/rape crisis center nearest you. 

Additional Options for Support: Additional resources for support are available and include but are not limited to, mental health counseling and psychological services on-campus or community-based, your campus Title IX office, and the CSU's employee assistance program (EAP) are also available.

A law enforcement officer can take a report, help access confidential support, and provide access to medical care after a sexual assault. Police departments are available for response 24/7.

You can reach CPP University Police at (909) 869-3070,

You can reach Pomona Police Department at (909) 620-2155,

Deciding to report a sexual assault to law enforcement is a very private a personal decision. It’s ok to report to police, not report, or not k​nowing if one wants to report. A sexual assault counselor/advocate can provide all information about reporting options so the victim/survivor can make an informed decision.

More information about reporting sexual assault to law enforcement:

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE)

(also known as “rape kits")

A sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE) could be used to collect DNA evidence if the assault occurred within 120 hours. Specialized sexual assault nurse examiners collect samples from a victim/survivor that may contain DNA evidence to help a potential prosecution.

A victim/survivor has the right to have a support person with them and can say no to any part of the exam.

If a person decides they want a SAFE, the sexual assault counselor/advocate can provide more detailed information and help coordinate response with police and the SAFE nurse.

There are two types of exams:

A VAWA  does not require a police report. Evidentiary exam requires a police report.

Note about at-home rape kits: Although well-intentioned, evidence from at home “rape kits" may not be admissible for evidence.

Preserving clothing with potential DNA evidence:
Necessary evidence could be present in the clothes someone wore during the assault — this evidence can be preserved by being stored in paper bags (mold grows in plastic bags.) If the person decides to file a police report or obtain a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE), the clothes can be provided to them for evidence collection.

More information about sexual assault forensic exams:

Other Evidence

A sexual assault forensic exam is one way to preserve evidence, but it's not the only way. Here is a list of other evidence that can be preserved:

  • Video – from door cameras, surveillance cameras, social media posts, etc.
  • Names of people that may have information such as:
    • Eyewitnesses – people who saw behavior or level of intoxication before the assault or witnessed the assault
    • Outcry witnesses – people you told about what happened
  • Any messages or communication with the perpetrator, including voicemails, texts, email and social media messaging (taking screenshots can be helpful)
  • Information/documentation about or photos of injuries
  • Receipts – showing where you were or what you were doing

It's ok if someone does not wish to file a police report or get a sexual assault forensic exam. That said, depending on the nature of the assault, it may still be important to obtain medical care to address potential injuries, exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STI's), or if there may be a risk of pregnancy.

A sexual assault counselor/advocate can help explore and address issues such as resources to help pay for medical care and confidentiality.

Note: Emergency contraceptives are also available at local pharmacies without prescription.

Note:  Per California Penal Code §§11160, all medical providers in California are required to notify law enforcement when they are treating an injury caused by “abusive or assaultive" behavior. This means that a healthcare provider may need to make a police report if their patient discloses that the injury they are seeking treatment for was caused by abuse or assault. The victim/survivor, however, has the right to not speak to law enforcement or share additional information.

Student Health Center

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

Sexual Assault Forensic Exams are available at the Pomona Valley Hospital, in the Family Education Resource Center