Sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking

How to report incidents of interpersonal violence

Reporting domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault can feel frightening and intimidating, but we encourage you to tell university authorities about it. Advocates from the CSU Victim Assistance Team and staff from the university’s Title IX and Equal Opportunity office can assist you with the reporting process.

*It is important to understand that all CSU employees, including student employees and volunteers, are designated by federal law as responsible employees. This means that they are required to report to the University’s Title IX office information related to incidents of sex-based discrimination, harassment, interpersonal violence, or retaliation disclosed to them by a student or about a student.

Some CSU offices are authorized by law to keep the identity of the survivor confidential. To speak with someone at CSU or in the community confidentially, refer to the confidential support section below. University confidential reporting resources must still report basic information about these incidents, but are not required to share information that will identify the person who experienced interpersonal violence.

Support and reporting resources at CSU

Confidential support at CSU

*These offices will not share information that identifies you with the university if you report interpersonal violence or sexual assault.

  • Victim Assistance Team through the CSU Women and Gender Advocacy Center is a 24-hour Victim Assistance Team available to help survivors of interpersonal violence and their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Advocates can provide confidential support and information about academic, legal, medical, emotional, and student conduct resources to survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Support is also offered to secondary survivors, such as intimate partners, friends, or family. These advocates serve all people, no matter how they identify.Call 970-492-4242 and ask to speak with an advocate. Advocates are also available for drop-ins or scheduled appointments during business hours at 112 Student Services.
    (970) 492‐4242 (24-hour hotline)
    (970) 491‐6384 (Women and Gender Advocacy Office)
    Drop-in or appointment: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday- Friday, 112 Student Services (corner of Libby Coy Way and University)

Non-confidential support at CSU

*All reports will be treated with discretion and a reasonable expectation of privacy, but information that may identify the survivor may be shared with other university offices. Offices outside the Title IX Programs office are required by law to report incidents to that office; these offices may need to share identifying information about the survivor with supporting offices and Title IX Programs.

  • Student Case Management: Student Case Management & Referral Coordination provides crisis prevention and intervention services. In difficult situations such as medical, mental health, behavioral, personal or family crisis, illness or injury, a student may find it difficult to navigate the resources and services available. Student Case Managers consult with students, faculty, staff, families, and providers to offer guidance on the next best steps.
    (970) 491-8051
  • Office of Title IX Programs office receives reportsof sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, gender discrimination, and gender-based violence, conducts investigations, and connects those affected with university and community resources and support.
  • CSUPD in person at Green Hall, calling 911 in an emergency or 970-491-6425.

Community resources

*These resources are confidential and are not required to report information to authorities or the university.

  • Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center called SAVA, provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence in Northern Colorado, while also providing prevention programs through community outreach and education.
    970‐472‐4200 (24-hour rape crisis hotline)
    970‐472‐4204 (Fort Collins office)
  • Crossroads Safehouse provides counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy services for domestic violence.
    970-482-3502 (24-hour crisis hotline)
    970‐530‐2353 (Fort Collins office)

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