Survivor Advocacy Services FAQs

Frequesntly Asked Questions:

What is a Survivor Advocate?

Survivor advocates are certified sexual assault and domestic/dating violence counselors. They have gone through extensive training on how to support survivors and provide resources. As Survivor Advocates we believe that only the survivor knows what the best course of action is for them. We don’t push survivors to do anything they don’t want to.

What can a Survivor Advocate do for me?

Survivor Advocates provide a safe and confidential listening ear for survivors of sexual abuse, relationship abuse and stalking. They also provide support to friends and family of survivors. A Survivor Advocate can do the following:

  • Listen without judgment
  • Provide you with options
  • Provide information about reporting procedures and what to expect
  • Answer questions about police reporting, restraining orders and Title IX
  • Accompany a survivor and provide support when reporting to law enforcement (on and off campus) and the Title IX Office
  • Provide information about restraining orders
  • Court Accompaniments

How do I make an appointment?

You may make an appointment directly with the Survivor Advocate Services Coordinator, Naomi Chu at 909-869-3102 or call 909-869-2196 to schedule an appointment with a Peer Educator.

Do I have to make a report to the police before I seek support services from SAS?

No. If you decide to file a police report the Survivor Advocate can provide an accompaniment for support and guidance.

Will you report students to their parents, police or other school authorities?

No, everything discussed with a Survivor Advocate is completely confidential with few exceptions.

  • Survivor is 17 years old or younger. We are mandated to report any current abuse of minors.
  • If someone discloses that they intend to hurt themselves or others.

What if I don’t feel comfortable seeking the Survivor Advocate on campus?

Some people may feel nervous about meeting with the Survivor Advocate on campus… and that’s ok! You can seek support from our amazing local community partners HERE . You can also receive online web-based support HERE .