» Privileged Versus Confidential

For complete privileged and confidential assistance, contact the individuals / offices listed below. Privacy laws prohibit some of these individuals from disclosing your identity without your written permission with a few exceptions (i.e. in the case of a minor – under 18 years of age). These individuals can let you know what your report options are and provide resource information.

  • Dr. Dani Smith—Rape Crisis Counselor: (714) 744-7080
  • Student Psychological. Counseling Services: (714) 997-6778
  • Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns: (714) 628-7289
  • Rev. Nancy Brink: (714) 628-6760

Confidential Assistance

The University will make every reasonable effort possible to preserve an individual’s privacy and protect the confidentiality of information that it receives in connection with a report of sexual misconduct. All individuals receiving a report understand the desire to keep the information confidential. Although our goal is to limit the number of individuals who may learn about any report or grievance, we cannot guarantee confidentiality and maintaining it is not always possible (except as discussed above). The University will treat information that it receives in a manner that respects both the sensitivities and rights of the complainant and the respondent

State and federal regulations may dictate a course of action that will require making portions or all of the report known to others – including possibly the alleged offender – during the course of the investigation. Additionally, recognizing that sexual misconduct undermines the safety and freedom of an educational environment and could be criminal behavior, depending on the nature of the incident, there may be instances where it is the University’s ethical and legal responsibility to disclose information regarding the circumstances related to a specific incident.

The University’s ability to act to protect the interests of the complainant and the community is limited by the information provided to it. There is no obligation for the identity of the complainant or respondent to be revealed. However, complainants are encouraged to do so. As previously noted, the University is required to investigate all reports of sexual misconduct. As such, the identity of the complainant, respondent, reporter, witnesses, or other circumstances may be discovered during the course of the investigation even if this information was not disclosed in the initial report. If the complainant is a minor, or the alleged incident took place while the complainant was a minor, the law requires disclosure to law enforcement authorities.