1. If an individual is assaulted, victimized, or stalked on campus, she/he would be strongly urged to call (510) 466-7236 for the Peralta Sheriff Department or (510) 464-3535 for a Mental Health Counselor. Additionally, if the victim/survivor prefers, and the offices are open, she/he may obtain services through the Vice President of Student Services or designee, the Director of Health Services, Mental Health Services and/or any of the Deans, and Vice Presidents’ Offices.
2. Laney College will investigate all allegations of sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, and stalking and initiate appropriate disciplinary, criminal, or legal actions, with the cooperation of the victim/survivor. We understand and affirm the right of victims/survivors to choose whether or not to report incidents of sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, and stalking. If a victim/survivor chooses to report an incident of sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, or stalking, she/he should do so as soon as convenient, and preferably within 72 hours. The victim/survivor should report the incident, including date or acquaintance rape, to the Peralta Sheriff Department at (510) 466-7236 or 911.
3. The victim/survivor should make every attempt to preserve any physical evidence of the assault. This may include a voluntary medical exam, not showering, or disposing of any damaged clothing, or other items that are present after/during the assault. If assaulted on District/College property, the victim/survivor shall seek medical attention at Laney Wellness Center (510) 464‐3134 or counseling from Mental Health Center (510) 464-3535, call the Vice President of Student Services or designee during regular business hours.
During after hours, she/he should call the Peralta Sheriff Department at (510) 466-7236. If assaulted on non‐District/College property, the victim/survivor should seek medical care at the Highland Hospital Sexual Assault Center (Alameda County) and contact the Local Police Department.
4. If the victim/survivor was assaulted on a non‐District/College property, she/he should call Highland Hospital Sexual Assault Center (Alameda County) (510) 534-9290, or dial 911 and seek the assistance of the local police, San Francisco County Trauma Recovery Center (415) 437‐3000, National Rape Crisis Hotline/Nationwide RAINN: 1 (800) 656‐4673, Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) in Oakland 24‐hour crisis line: (510) 845‐7273, and (510) 430‐1298 (Office).
5. Please ask the victim/survivor to seek professional psychological counseling service as soon as convenient. College representatives/Crisis responders who respond and support the victim/survivor are also encouraged to seek psychological counseling services as soon as convenient.
6. With a finding of culpability, College disciplinary procedures will be initiated on the perpetrators, ranging from suspension to expulsion. Due process and privacy will be afforded to the accuser and the accused.
7. Counselors are encouraged to inform any persons they are counseling of any procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.