Survivor Advocacy Services

Finding Support

Survivor Advocacy Services

SAS offers support to survivors of sexual abuse, dating/domestic abuse and stalking. SAS Peer Educators and Professional Survivor Advocate offers a confidential, supportive, and nonjudgmental atmosphere where survivors are encouraged to make their own decisions to address their own situation. 

There are a few things that are important to know after experiencing sexual violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.

This is Not Your Fault.  No one deserves to be assaulted, threatened, or hurt.

Whether or not you decide to report, we are here to support you in whatever you need.  It is NOT a weakness to reach out to resources. Survivor Advocacy Services (SAS) exist to provide the campus community with support, advocacy, and on/off campus resources.

If you choose to report to law enforcement or Title IX, then you are not ruining that person’s life.  They made the choice to perpetrate violence, Not You.

There is no right way to respond to trauma.  Everyone is different in how they cope and respond.  It is completely normal not to feel like yourself, having trouble concentrating, sleeping, eating, etc.

SAS is here to help and always Remember…

You are Worthy.
You are Brave.
You are Loved.
You are Strong.
Someone Cares.

For Survivors/Victims

If you are in immediate danger or feel like you are not safe, please call 9-1-1 or the University Police Department (909)869-3070 if you are on campus. Safety is a main priority and if possible, remove yourself from any hostile situation and seek refuge where you feel safe. (i.e. a friend or family member’s home)

If you have been physically harmed or have any existing physical injuries, consider seeking medical attention immediately. If you want access to a forensic exam, Pomona Valley Hospital can offer you one. (Read more about forensic exams)

If you are hesitant to see a medical provider alone or feel unsafe to do so, there are hospital accompaniments. You have the right to an advocate or support person at all times. Please refer to other resources provided for more information with our partner agencies, Project Sister Family Services & House of Ruth

Our campus Survivor Advocate Service Coordinator is a professional staff who is here to offer you support and allow you to consider options in a safe and supportive environment. Refer to contact information on the right.

There a range of resources on and off campus who work with individuals who share similar experiences. Below are the Resources on campus. Some are completely confidential and some are not. For options on reporting an incident, please refer to the Reporting page