West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Sexual Assault

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Sexual Assault Resources

Free Counseling is Available from Student Health Services

Sexual assault violates a person in many ways and happens when a person is forced or manipulated into an unwanted sexual encounter. It is not motivated by sexual desire, but the need to control, humiliate and harm. Sexual assault covers a broad range of acts that include, but are not limited to rape by one or more persons, statutory rape, indecent exposure, incest, unwanted sexual contact, marital or partner rape, dating violence, voyeurism, lewd or lacivious acts upon a child, child molestation, oral copulation, sexual exploitation and sexual harassment. Sexual assault abuses a person not only physically, but emotionally and mentally, and shatters a person's trust and sense of safety.

West Valley College is compliant with the Campus SAVE Act of 2014.

While sexual assault must also be documented in the county in which it occurred, West Valley Student Health Services offers free counseling for any and all sexual assault concerns as well as a list of local resources below.

YWCA Rape Crisis Center Silicon Valley

YWCA Rape Crisis Center Silicon Valley Hotline: 408-287-3000

San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)

San Francisco Women Against Rape Hotline: 415-647-7273

Rape Crisis Hotline (Santa Clara County): 408-779-2115

Rape Crisis Hotline (San Mateo County): 650-493-7273

Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres (Santa Cruz County)

Women's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres (Santa Cruz County): 1-888-900-4232


Student Health Services
Health Services Building
(near the EOP&S building)

Urgent Contact Line:

Fax: (408) 741-2632

Defibrillator/AED Locations:
AED/Defibrillator Location map

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