Fresno State's Commitment
Fresno State is committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning, living, and working environment where sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment are impermissible and healthy, respectful behavior represents the campus norm. At Fresno State, primary prevention is our highest goal when addressing sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. When sexual assault and/or relationship violence does occur, however, we are dedicated to responding in a timely and sensitive manner through the provision of internal and external support resources via campus and community systems.
It is the right of a Sexual Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence, or Stalking Victim/Survivor at Fresno State who reports their experience to the Victim Advocate to anticipate that:
- You have a right to compassionate and confidential support and assistance.
- You will be treated with dignity and respect and in a non-judgmental manner.
- All sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking cases will be treated seriously.
- You have a right to file a confidential report with the Victim Advocate and VPA Office.
- You will be notified of all campus organizations and services that can assist you.
- You will be notified of your option to (1) not report (2) report anonymously (3) report confidentially (4) report to Title IX (5) report to Law enforcement if you disclose an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence and/or stalking.
- You will never be forced to report or respond in a certain manner from Fresno State Personnel. We will provide options, you can choose which options you would and would not like to pursue.
- You will be provided with available on and off-campus counseling and other resources when reporting a sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking
Confidential Victim Advocate
Lisa Risch, PhD.
LOCATION: Student Health and Counseling Center