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Safer’s office is currently open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, excluding campus holidays and closures. We are currently offering both in-person and virtual services. 

FOR FALL QUARTER 2023: If you are seeking an alternative format for the mandatory campus sexual misconduct training, please click here to schedule a consultation with an Advocate: Alternative Training Consultation 

Please note, that if you are scheduling with the first available Advocate, the default meeting format will be virtual. Your Advocate will reach out to confirm your meeting format preference.

When making an appointment, an up-to-date calendar showing our Advocate’s availability will be presented to you. After selecting a time and date, Calendly will prompt you to fill out a short form, including your name, email, pronouns, and any other additional information that would be helpful for your Advocate to know prior to the meeting. 

  1. You will have the option to choose between phone-based appointments, Zoom video conference calls or in-person. 
  2. If this is your first appointment, intake paperwork will be sent to your email to complete prior to your meeting. 
  3. For virtual appointments, join the Zoom video conference with the link Calendly provided you or have your phone nearby and wait for the Campus Advocate to call you. 

Learn more about what to expect here.

Meet Our Advocacy Staff

Safer has full-time confidential Campus Advocates that are here to support you. You can read their bios and make an appointment with them individually below:

Gillian Cutshaw (she/her/hers)

Hello! I’m Gillian (pronounced with a hard G) and I’m one of the Campus Advocates with Safer. I’m so glad you’ve found your way to our page and that you’re considering connecting with an Advocate. Here’s a little bit about me: I’m originally from Southern California, and I’m a Cal Poly alum with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College in Ireland. I’ve been involved in gender-based violence prevention and survivor support for over a decade and I started my career at Lumina Alliance (formerly known as RISE) as the Education Services Coordinator. Prior to joining the Safer team, I spent six years as the Coordinator of Sexual Assault Prevention, Outreach, and Education at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga and one year Santa Clara University as the Assistant Director of the Wellness Center. In both roles, I was lucky enough to provide educational outreach, advocacy, and crisis counseling services to survivors of gender and power-based violence. I started my dream job as a Campus Advocate with Safer in May of 2020 and I’m truly thrilled to be at Cal Poly. I’m a lifelong feminist and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and I’m passionate about using my privileged identities to advocate for marginalized communities. I have a lot of experience in supporting students through Title IX investigations and hearings and I’m dedicated to providing all survivors with a safe and welcoming space where they can feel heard, validated, valued, and believed. I live in South County with my husband and children. I love to travel and I spend my free time reading, going to the beach, and playing with my kids.


Make an appointment with Gillian:

Claire Lopez (she/her/hers)


Claire is a graduate of Cal Poly where she studied History and Comparative Ethnic Studies. As a transfer student, she found her community within advocacy and cultural groups, where she advocated for more funding for student services such as counseling and Safer. In 2022, Claire shifted to Lumina Alliance where she started as a Bilingual Legal Advocate, supporting survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence navigating the legal system. After a year, she transitioned to the role of the Volunteer Training Coordinator where she coordinated and facilitated the 65-hour state certification course for crisis counselors. As a former first gen student and as a disabled, Latine Campus Advocate, Claire understands the importance of intersectionality within advocacy and supporting those with marginalized identities. Claire is ecstatic to be part of the Safer team as an advocate as she is passionate about supporting folks in finding their voice and supporting their path of healing. In her free time, she enjoys going to Spooners Cove with her husband and dog, trying new restaurants, and building Legos.


Make an appointment with Claire:




  • Email This email is checked only by our confidential professional staff members. (Please note that email is not the most secure form of communication.)
  • Call 805-756-2282. Please leave a message with your contact information if a staff member is not able to answer. This voicemail is checked only by our confidential professional staff members.


  • If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 for emergency assistance.
  • If you are not in immediate danger but would like to speak immediately to a confidential Advocate, call Lumina Alliance at 805-545-8888. Lumina Alliance is San Luis Obispo’s local center providing free, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. This 24-hour helpline is staffed by California state-certified advocates.
  • Click here for a full list of resource referrals.

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