Wellness Programs

Sexual Assault Resources

California Lutheran University does not tolerate any degree of sexual misconduct on or off-campus. Sexual assault violates the values of our community as well as the University’s mission to educate leaders who are strong in character and in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice as articulated in the University’s mission statement.

Sexual Violence Resource Packet


Not Alone: Together Against Sexual Assault

Sexual assault survivors respond in different ways. Some are able to be public about what has happened to them. Some are ready to press forward with a formal complaint. Others are’t so sure, and they need someone they can talk to confidentially – to try to regain a sense of control, to start healing, and to sort through their options at their own pace.

If you feel this way, know that not all of a Cal Lutheran’s employees can maintain your confidentiality. You can turn to (1) Student Counseling Services, (2) Campus Ministry's Pastoral counselors, or (3) Student Health Services. All other staff on campus, sometimes called “responsible employees," are not able to keep your conversation confidential. You have the right to expect Cal Lutheran to investigate what happened and to take prompt action to address the situation. Should you choose to maintain your confidentiality, the investigation will likely be limited. If you’re not sure if someone can maintain your confidentiality – ask before you talk to them. Visit the Title IX site for a list of confidential resources available on and off campus.

Campus SaVE Act: A letter from President Kimball

Dear Cal Lutheran Students, Faculty & Staff,

On March 7, 2014, the federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act went into effect. Under the Campus SaVE Act, the University is required to report any dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault incidents. We are also required to, upon receiving a report, provide the student, faculty or staff member with certain resources and notification of their rights. As such, we want to make sure that you are aware of the following definitions provided by the Campus SaVE Act so that you can report any incident you become aware of on- or off-campus. All reports should be made to Campus Safety at (805) 493-3911.

  • Dating violence: The term “dating violence” means violence committed by a person— (a) who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and (b) where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: (i) the length of the relationship; (ii) the type of relationship; and (iii) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
  • Domestic violence: The term “domestic violence” includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.
  • Stalking: The term “stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to (a) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or (b) suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • Sexual assault: Offense classified as a forcible or non-forcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If you witness any of the above offenses, have suffered one of these offenses, or believe that someone else in the CLU community has, please notify Campus Safety at (805) 493-3911. The University has structures in place to provide victims with services and resources, including a Sexual Violence Resource Packet that can be found on the CLU Campus Safety website at http://www.callutheran.edu/safety_security/.

If you have questions about any of the issues discussed above, please contact Jim McHugh, Title IX Coordinator at (805) 493-3684, mchugh@callutheran.edu or Fred Miller, Director of Campus Safety at (805) 493-3960, fdmiller@callutheran.edu. We thank you for your consideration in this matter and in continuing to make California Lutheran University a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.


Chris Kimball

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