Our Services

Safe Place services are available to the entire campus community, including students, faculty, and staff at Chico State. They include both intervention services - services available to people who have experienced interpersonal violence - and prevention services - campus-wide efforts to stop interpersonal violence before it occurs. 

Our intervention services include:

  • Crisis support: If you or someone you care about wants to discuss an experience of interpersonal violence in a confidential space, an Advocate is here to listen, validate, and believe.

  • Accompaniment: An Advocate can go with you to Student Health Center exams, law enforcement or Title IX meetings, or other appointments related to what happened if you feel you need additional support.
    • You are entitled to an Advocate in any legal, medical, or campus processes.

  • Advocacy: If you need assistance with paperwork, accessing other services, or reporting, we will work with you and other services providers to help make it easier
    • You don't have to go through this alone. An Advocate can support you in getting the resources and information you need, and working to remove barriers that may exist in accessing services.

  • Accommodations: We can assist you in getting academic, scheduling, or housing accommodations. The safety and success of our students, faculty, and staff on campus matters.
    • If you feel unsafe on campus or in certain courses, if you are struggling to focus or complete assignments due to a recent experience of interpersonal violence, or if you need extra support from the university to help you explore your options, an Advocate can connect you to that support.

  • Information and education: We are here to answer questions, explain processes, and inform you of your rights and options.
    • We will not make you do anything that you are not ready to do. 

  • Resources and referrals: We can connect you to various services that may be useful to you

  • Consultation: If you are supporting someone who has experienced interpersonal violence, we are here to support you in that process. It can be difficult to know what to do, to hear difficult stories, and to process the experience, and we want to be a resource for you.

Our prevention services include:

  • Training: We offer a wide range of training for students, faculty, and staff. Visit our Training tab for more information about what is available to you.

  • Presentations and workshops: We provide interactive formats for addressing various topics related to interpersonal violence prevention and intervention. These can be tailored to the needs of your group, organization, or event.

  • Outreach: Tabling events, photo campaigns, buttons/stickers, and informational materials are a few of the many outreach activities we provide.

  • Consultation: If you want to do a prevention project on campus, we would love to collaborate with you and share our resources. If you have feedback for us, we want to hear it!

Safe Place is a confidential resource on campus. 

Whatever you tell us about your experience will remain confidential and will not be shared with others on or off campus, unless you sign a Release of Information allowing us to share certain information.* 

*All California State Employees (including CSU, Chico staff and faculty) are Mandated Reporters in instances of Child Abuse or Neglect, as outlined in Executive Order 1083. Additionally, if someone is an immediate threat to their own life or the life of someone else, we may also have to share this information with others.