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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are presenting a social media campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) instead of in-person events.

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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:, 805-756-2282
Crisis Services Location: Health Center, Building 27
Program Office Location: University Union, Building 65, Room 217
Academic Year Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

Safer Contacts


Kara Samaniego

Assistant Director of Wellbeing

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Phone: 805 756 2221

Shelby Lynne

Campus Survivor Advocate

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Phone: 805 756 6081

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Jennifer MacMartin

Prevention Specialist for Gender-Based Violence Initiatives

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Phone: 805 756 1301

Megan Stuart

DOJ Grant Project Coordinator

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Phone: 805 756 1339


Sara Wilson

AmeriCorps Member

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Phone: 805 756 7149

If you need help now:

If this is an emergency, call 911.

Other Confidential Resources

  • Cal Poly Counseling Services: 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: 805-756-1420
  • Cal Poly Police Department: 805-756-2281
  • SLO Police Department: 805-781-7317

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If you have any concerns or feedback on Safer and/or Cal Poly’s efforts at combating sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, please leave comments here. Feedback from anyone (students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.) is welcome.


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