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Safer is Cal Poly’s confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Safer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or documentation status in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Contact Info: safer@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2282
Crisis Services Location: Health Center, Building 27, Room 184
Program Office Location: University Union, Building 65, Room 217
Academic Year Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Safer Contacts

 

 

Kara Samaniego - Lead Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers
kasamani@calpoly.edu
805-756-2221

 

 

Shelby Bachelder - Campus Advocate

Pronouns: she/her/hers
slbachel@calpoly.edu
805-756-6081

   
To see what Safer accomplished in the 2016-17 academic year, please review our Annual Report.

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If this is an emergency, call 911.

Other Confidential Resources

  • Cal Poly Counseling Center: 805-756-2511
    Physical Location: Building 27, Room 135
  • RISE: 24 hour crisis line, 855-886-7473
    51 Zaca Lane #100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (off-campus)
  • Stand Strong: 24 hour crisis line, 805-781-6400
    51 Zaca Lane #150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (off-campus)
  • RAINN Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE
    This 24 hour national hotline will automatically connect you to your nearest crisis center.

Non-Confidential Resources

  • Title IX Coordinator, Brian Gnandt:  bgnandt@calpoly.edu | 805-756-1400
  • University Police Department: 805-756-2281
  • SLO Police Department: 805-781-7317


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