Support For Campus Following Discovery of Fliers

February 14, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

In the last 24 hours, members of the campus community discovered fliers in campus bathrooms that allege activities related to sexual exploitation. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a priority for the University, and officials from Title IX and Academic Personnel Services are now investigating this matter. 

We are working institutionally to address gaps in accountability for all perpetrators of harm on campus. We also believe there are important opportunities to expand safe, confidential reporting options for students and we will continue to work across our campus community to prioritize expanding these resources. 

This ongoing work for longer-term system improvement will need to be collaborative and inclusive, informed by the insights and needs of those we serve. 

If you have experienced harm, we encourage you to seek support from resources on campus available to you. If you know someone who has been harmed, we encourage you to talk with them about seeking support. There are many individuals and community members to whom you can report incidents or seek confidential support from. Those listed below can also help you or guide you to other resources.

  • The Campus Advocate Team (CAT) is an on-campus resource for students, staff, and faculty at HSU. CAT is a program of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, a private nonprofit organization that has been contracted by HSU to provide specialized services to the HSU community. CAT provides 24-hour, confidential support to any HSU student, staff, or faculty who wants to talk about harm they’ve survived (sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking), or explore their options for support and/or holding accountable the person who harmed them. CAT can be reached at (707) 445-2881, 24 hours a day. On-campus appointments are available.

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of support services. You may make an appointment by calling (707) 826-3236. If you are having a crisis, you may reach a CAPS therapist 24 hours a day at the same number (707) 826-3236.

  • The Dean of Students Office can help students navigate the steps of any reporting process and provide support and advocacy while navigating a formal complaint, as well as helping students find resources on- and off-campus to best meet their needs. You can reach the office at (707) 826-3504.

  • Human Resources handles staff employment as well as Title IX matters and can be reached at (707) 826-3626. Academic Personnel Services handles employment and related responsibilities for faculty, and can be reached at (707) 826-5086.

  • National Resources: The National Sexual Assault Hotline can be reached at 1-800-656-HOPE. The RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) offers support through a confidential online chat at The Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741 to be connected to a confidential crisis counselor via text message) provides free, 24/7, confidential text message service for those in crisis.

We look forward to continuing engaging members of the campus community in an effort to make a long-term system change. There will be additional information forthcoming as we build resources and systems of accountability together.


Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Eboni Turbow 
Interim Dean of Students

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