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Safer is Cal Poly’s primary confidential resource for addressing sexual assault, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and harassment. 

We offer holistic services to the entire campus community regarding gender- & power-based violence. Our Advocacy Staff supports survivors of violence (and their loved ones) directly, by offering confidential crisis support and advocacy, which includes crisis intervention, accompaniments, referrals, and more. Our Prevention Education Staff engages the campus community in setting pro-social behavior norms and encouraging community accountability so this violence never occurs in the first place. To learn more about what we can offer, click here.
Safer welcomes all identities to utilize our services. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexuality, military status, or documentation status in any of our activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Contact Info:, 805-756-2282
Advocacy Services Location: Health Center, Building 27
Prevention Education Office Location: University Union, Building 65, Room 217
Academic Year Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Safer Contacts


Kara Samaniego

Assistant Director of Wellbeing

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Phone: 805-756-2221

Jennifer MacMartin

Prevention Specialist for Gender-Based Violence Initiatives

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Phone: 805-756-1301


Sara Wilson

AmeriCorps Member

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Phone: 805-756-7149

Megan Stuart

DOJ Grant Project Coordinator

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Phone: 805-756-1339

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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