Our rape crisis and domestic violence counselors have completed 65 hours of intensive training to be certified by the state of California to support and advocate for survivors of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Appointments are strongly encouraged. To make a confidential appointment, please click here

You can also call (805) 756-2282, email safer@calpoly.edu, or walk-in to UU 217 to be directed to the Safer office to make an appointment. 

Kara Samaniego
Kara is the Coordinator for Safer. She has been an advocate for survivors of sexual violence since 2009 and is a state-certified domestic violence and rape crisis counselor. She loves using her passion for ending sexual assault to empower, educate, and inspire other students to take action. 
Christina Kaviani, M.A.
Christina is the director of Cal Poly Safer. She has been helping survivors of sexual assault since 2007 and truly enjoys advocating and guiding people through their healing process. Christina, as well as the entire Safer program, strives to put students and their well-being as a top priority. She is state-certified as both a domestic violence and rape crisis counselor. 


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