Student Support

Faculty & Staff Toolkit


In an Emergency 24/7

From any campus phone,
call 4300 or 911

From a mobile phone,
call SMC dispatch

If off-campus, call 911

If a student reports that he or she has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct, the student has options on how to proceed. The most important thing is that the student is safe and is not in imminent danger.

What to Do When a Student is in Distress

  1. Listen non-judgmentally. Accept the experience as the student describes it. Articulate clearly you believe the student and you want to provide support in any way that you can.

  2. Validate the student’s feelings

  3. Assure the student that it is not their fault. Self-blame is common among victims of sexual violence.

  4. Do not make judgmental comments. Do not comment on what could have been done differently or make statements that imply that the student could have avoided the harassment or assault.

  5. Be sympathetic. However, do not let your own emotions get in the way of supporting the student.

  6. Discuss options. Show them the SMC Administrative Regulation on Sexual Misconduct and provide a Sexual Misconduct Brochure on sexual misconduct.

  7. Get support for yourself. Do not hesitate to seek advice from individuals who are in a position to help. It is not necessary to give names or details of the incident to get initial support and to learn more about options. Some options for help include the SMC Care Crisis Prevention & Prevention Team, SMC Psychological Services, and the SMC Title IX Officer.

For more information visit It's On Us - To Stop Sexual Assault.

Who Do I Contact?

Talk to Someone On-Campus Confidentially

SMC Center for Wellness and Wellbeing (Psychological Services)

SMC Student Health Services

SMC Ombudsperson Office

Talk to Someone On-Campus

Talk to Someone Confidentially Off-Campus

Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center

Talk to other Confidential 24/7 Hotline Support

National Sexual Assault Hotline-Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
(800) 656-4673

Center for Pacific Asian Families Hotline
(800) 339-3940

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
(888) 807-7250

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(877) 727-4747

L.A. Warmline-Overnight Telephone Support
(855) 952-9276

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233
(800) 787-3224
(TTY) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Trevor Lifeline, Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth
(866) 488-7386

Suicide and Rape (24 Hour Emergency Services National Hotline)
(813) 789-1256

Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children (Crisis Hotline)

L.A. Rape and Battering Hotline

1in6 Support for men
24/7 hotline online support
Online chat 

Talk to and/or File a Police Report


On-Campus: Santa Monica College Police Depart


File a Report: The Incident Involved an SMC Student

Student Judicial Affairs

File a Report: The Incident Involved an SMC Employee

Human Resources

Read more about Sexual Assault and Discrimination

What is Sexual Assault? Rackcard What is Sexual Assault? Rackcard page 2  Title 5 Rack Card Title 5 Rack Card page 2

Report Anonymously

UTIP Hotline