Responding To Sexual Assault On Campus
Health & Wellness Services HOURS & Location
FALL 2021 HOURS:
Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, there are limited services being offered on the College of Alameda campus at this time.
Remote Mental Health Counseling will be offered:
- Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- In-person sessions will be available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Medical appointments available by phone, video, or in-person at:
- Roots Community Health Center
7272 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
- Roots Community Health Center
*Please call first 510-633-7077 for more information and make sure to provide your student ID.*
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Campus Response to Sexual Assault
The District will address the needs of the sexual assault survivor by providing a consistent, caring, and timely response when sexual assault occurs within the college community. After initial consultation, referrals for treatment will be made and ongoing support will be offered to survivors.
Any person who has been sexually assaulted is strongly encouraged to file a complaint with the Peralta Sheriff Department, and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. When a complaint is filed with the Peralta Sheriff Department Department, the District staff should initiate the following steps:
- Request that a nurse and Mental Health Counselor from Student Wellness Services provide immediate medical attention, emotional support, and appropriate medical and psychological referrals.
- Notify the appropriate college personnel of the incident for further administrative action
- The Peralta Sheriff Department will be responsible for conducting a thorough investigation which may include contacting other public agencies
- Ensure that the survivor is given appropriate protection while on campus, including protection from retaliation for filing the complaint, if necessary. Such protection may include placing appropriate restrictions on the accused.
- Ask the survivor questions to assess the potential for continuing threat to the survivor and/or other members of the campus community.
Your Right to Privacy
To protect the privacy of the individuals involved, names will not be released by the District without their consent unless the release is essential to the health and safety of the survivor or the campus community, or to otherwise fulfill the legal obligations of the college.
Student Conduct and Discipline
Students may be expelled, suspended or placed on probation for acts committed on campus or at campus-related events. The cause for suspension and expulsion listed in California Education Code 76033 include assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student or college personnel and the willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student or college personnel. In compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, victims of violent crimes, including sexual assault, are to be informed whenever information regarding disciplinary action taken by the college is included in a student’s file. For further information, contact Vice President Dr. Tina Vasconcellos, (510) 748-2205.
Lisa Sawadogo, Health Services Coordinator