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Several sources of help and support are available to members of the Stanford community.

A note about confidentiality

All reasonable steps will be taken to safeguard privacy and confidentiality. Click on the Confidential tab to quickly find those who can legally offer confidentiality. Some federal and state laws limit the level of confidentiality that can be maintained. It is always a good idea to review this subject before sharing the details of your concern. In special situations, reporting may be required.

External Reporting to a government agency is also an option. Read more

Resource Role Services Available to Level of Confidentiality
Sexual Harassment Advisers

Provide consultation and information about policy and ways to resolve concerns about sexual harassment

  • Consultation
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Support
  • Receive complaints
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible

Harassment and Discrimination Education and Prevention Training


Educate the university community

  • Information
  • Education and prevention
  • Harassment Prevention programs
  • Technical support for mandated training programs
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible



Sexual Respect at Stanford

Support Stanford students dealing with sexual and relationship violence.

  • Consultation
  • Information
  • Referral
  • Outreach
  • Education & training
Students Private to the extent possible
Title IX Coordinator



Sexual Violence Support & Resources


Title IX compliance, including reporting, investigating, monitoring reports re: gender equity, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, relationship abuse.

  • Consultation
  • Information
  • Interim safety accommodation
  • Title IX Investigation
  • Non-academic grievance filing
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Private to the extent possible
Stanford Dept. of Public Safety (Police)

Emergency: 911
Main business line: 650.723.9633
Safety/threat assessment

Provide a safe, secure atmosphere at Stanford within the constraints of federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

Informational reporting available

  • Law enforcement
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Crime prevention
  • Emergency services
  • Personal safety advice
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff, Available 24/7 Anonymous
Stanford Ombudspersons:

Main Campus

School of Medicine

Provide neutral and impartial conflict resolution, and assistance with work-related, academic or administrative concerns.

  • Help identify and evaluate options to resolve problems
  • Help to coordinate informal resolution of concerns and disputes
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Faculty and Staff Help Center


Provide professional, confidential short-term counseling to Faculty & Staff

  • Professional short-term counseling
Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Confidential Support Team (CST)

CST 24/7 hotline for urgent concerns: 650.725.9955    

  • Walk-in Hours: 8:30 am–5 pm (Monday–Friday)
  • CST Business Line: (8:30am - 5:00pm for routine matters including scheduling or cancelling appointments): 650.736.6933
  •  Vaden Portal Web Bookings
  • After walk-in hours, the CST hotline is handled by ProtoCall, a national provider of on-call behavioral health services. ProtoCall’s licensed counselors provide immediate assistance to callers and share information about the call with CST for follow-up the next business morning as appropriate.

Offers confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking and sexual or gender-based harassment.

  • Services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students.
  • Concerned peers, staff, and faculty may also consult regarding how to help a Stanford student who may have experienced a sexual assault and/or relationship violence.
Students, Available 24/7 Confidential
Residence Deans


Support network and resources for undergraduate students.

An RA or RF can page the RD 24-hour pager in the event of an after-hours crisis.

  • Consultation
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Support
  • Receive complaints
Students, Available 24/7 Private to the extent possible
Office for Religious Life, Deans


To guide, nurture and enhance spiritual, religious and ethical life within the Stanford community

  • Advice
  • Consultation
  • Information
  • Support
All Stanford, Students, Postdocs, Faculty and Staff Confidential
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)


Stanford’s counseling center, dedicated to student mental health and well being.

  • Informal discussion,
  • Professional Counseling
Students, Available 24/7 Confidential
Graduate Life Office


24/7 Pager:

650.723.8222; Ext. 25085

Source of comprehensive, impartial guidance for graduate students

  • Consultation
  • Advice
  • Information
  • Support
  • Receive complaints
Students, Available 24/7 Private to the extent possible
YWCA Golden Gate SIlicon Valley @ Stanford

YWCA 24/7 Support Line: 800.572.2782



Stanford Line: (408) 649-7686

Weekly Walk In Hours: Services available outside of Walk-In hours by appointment Mondays 8 AM - 2 PM

Thursdays/Fridays 4 PM - 8 PM

Saturdays/Sundays 10 AM - 3 PM


YWCA @ Stanford provides free and confidential support to all survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and sexual harassment in the Stanford community.

Services Include:

  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) accompaniment 

  • Criminal Advocacy (criminal justice system navigation and support)

  • Stanford Advocacy (Title IX/SHARE system navigation and support)

  • Personal Advocacy (internal/external resources and referrals to meet basic needs)

  • Legal (restraining orders, visas)

  • Support Groups

  • Counseling and Therapy

All Stanford, Available 24/7 Anonymous, Confidential
Office of Community Standards


Administer the student judicial process for Stanford

Receives reports of concerns involving students

Students Private to the extent possible
LGBT Community Resources Center


Help LGBT and questioning students thrive at Stanford

  • Outreach
  • Training
  • Education
The Bridge


Provide trained peer counselors to guide those in need to develop their own solutions to problems

Peer counseling and support

All Stanford, Students, Available 24/7 Anonymous, Confidential
Women's Community Center at Stanford


To facilitate the success of women students at Stanford

Provide innovative opportunites for scholarship, leadership, and activism

All Stanford
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Guidance Resources Online

Help with personal issues, life events, and managing daily life

Confidential counseling

Postdocs Confidential