The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is a department that has a Title IX Advocacy Liaison, an additional confidential resource for UCSB students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by interpersonal violence. 

Sky Limón (they.them), RCSGD Associate Director is our Title IX Advocacy Liaison. In this role, Sky is able to provide support to members of the campus community who have experienced any form of relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment or sexual assault. With this position, Sky’s position will no longer be classified as a Responsible Employee under the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy (SVSH), which means any conversations with them regarding experiences of sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking that is disclosed to Sky, will be held in confidence.

These confidential conversations can help folks explore their rights, resources, and options after these experiences of violence and to be seamlessly connected to various resources across campus.

 The RCSGD Title IX Advocacy Liaison will:

  • Provide a safe, supportive, and confidential space for students and employees who have experienced sexual violence and/or sexual harassment and wish to learn more about their rights, options, and resources;
  • Facilitate a direct connection to a CARE advocate who can accompany survivors to meetings, facilitate connections to many healing processes, and advocate on their behalf to professors, employers, or university officials
  • Offer a connection to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP), or a campus/community resource for emotional or mental health support;
  • Assist with understanding the University’s SVSH Policy and response frameworks; and
  • Make a warm referral connection to campus offices that may be able to address any additional concerns and/or offer support.

The RCSGD Title IX Advocacy Liaison will not:

  • Make a report to the university or the Title IX office
  • Act as a witness, advisor, or support person in any investigation or hearing;
  • Advise a survivor on how best to respond to an investigation from the Title IX office; 
  • Provide legal advice; or 
  • Accompany a survivor to any meetings or court appearances.

Students and employees can schedule a meeting with our Title IX Advocacy Liaison, Sky, via Shoreline or by emailing them directly at advocacyliaison@sa.ucsb.edu.

Other Campus Resources

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) - Confidential

The Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) Office at UCSB provides 24/7 confidential advocacy and support to students, staff and faculty impacted by Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence and Stalking. To reach a Care Advocate immediately, days, nights or weekends, please call 805.893.4613. CARE also works collaboratively with Students, Faculty and Staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in ending interpersonal violence at UCSB.

To make an appointment, Call 24/7 confidential 805.893.4613 or Visit their website at Care.ucsb.edu.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) - Confidential 

The Mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to Assist Student Affairs and the University in Helping the Student Body Achieve Academically, Socially, and Personally Through Culturally Responsive Mental Health Services. CAPS is Committed to Providing a Safe, Inclusive, and Affirming Environment to Ensure That All Students Remain Psychologically Healthy in Pursuit of Their Goals. Confidentiality is the Cornerstone of Counseling and Psychological Services, So We Take Protecting Your Privacy Very Seriously. You Have a Right to Privacy and Your Written Permission Must Be Obtained Before We Will Release Information to Anyone Outside of Our Clinic, With Limited Legal and Ethical Exceptions.

CAPS Services Request Form: Please Note That These Form Submissions Are Not Monitored 24/7. If You Need Immediate Mental Health Support, Please Call (805) 893-4411 and Press 2 to Speak With a Live Counselor. If This is a Situation That Involves Potential Harm to Self or Others, Please Call 911 Immediately.

Submissions Will Be Reviewed During CAPS Business Hours.

Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) - Confidential

The UCSB Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) Supports the Health and Well-being of Faculty, Staff, and Family Members. We Assist With Identifying, Managing, and Resolving Work-related and Personal Concerns That May Affect Job Performance and Relationships. We Offer Confidential Short-term Counseling, Consultation, Wellness Workshops, and Assistance With Threat Management. Confidentiality is Assured. Your Need for Privacy is Respected. Your Information is Not Released for Departmental, Central or Personnel Files, and No Information About Your Participation is Released to Anyone Without Your Written Consent, Except When Legally Mandated.

We Can Be Reached at 805.893.3318 or Submit the Contact Us Form.

Office of the Ombuds - Confidential

The Office of the Ombuds at Uc Santa Barbara Provides Confidential Consultation Services to Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents, or Anyone Else With a Campus-related Concern. The Ombuds Address Workplace Issues, Interpersonal Conflict, Academic Concerns, Policy Questions, and Many Other Problems, Whether as a First Step, Last Resort, or at Any Point Along the Way.

The Office of the Ombuds is Dedicated to Ensuring Fairness Throughout the University and Regularly Makes Recommendations for Systemic Change.

Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office (Title IX Office) - Not Confidential

The Mission of the Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office (Title IX Office) is to Ensure All UCSB Community Members Fulfill the Campus’ Commitment to Create and Maintain a Work and Academic Environment Free of Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence.

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