How We Can Help
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides short-term and crisis counseling services to students at SJSU. For more information regarding CAPS' services, please visit their website at https://www.sjsu.edu/counseling/
To request an appointment, please call (408) 924-5910.
Student Health Center
We encourage students who have experienced a sexual assault or dating/domestic violence to seek medical services. The Student Health Center can provide STI testing, pregnancy testing, and general health and wellness check-ups.
To schedule an appointment, visit their website at https://www.sjsu.edu/studenthealth/ or call 408-924-6122.
Please note, SJSU Student Health Center does not provide forensic evidence collection, such as a sexual assault forensic exam (often called a "rape kit"). If you are in need of a forensic exam, please visit the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Emergency Department or call the SART Coordinator at 408-885-6466.
LifeMatters® by Empathia, San José State University’s confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), is dedicated to employee well-being. From emotional and family counseling to providing geriatric care management, LifeMatters® offers both online and in-person support.
Visit LifeMatters® online for more information. Password: SPARTANS
To speak to someone from LifeMatters® confidentially, call 800-367-7474.
Campus Survivor Advocate
(SJSU is currently hiring for this position. If interested, please review the position advertisement for Job No. 499993. For advocacy services, please refer to the YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley listed below)
SJSU’s Campus Survivor Advocate is a confidential resource - you can discuss what happened without notifying the Title IX Office or law enforcement.
- Review Survivor’s Rights & Options: The confidential advocate is available to review your rights and options as a survivor of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking. Whether you want information or assistance with reporting the incident, or if you need academic intervention or other resources, you can meet with the advocate to review all of your rights and options available on and off campus.
- Academic support: If you need academic intervention, the advocate, as well as the Title IX Office, may be able to work with your professors and academic departments to minimize the academic impact. Academic support options may include: changes to academic schedule, extensions on assignments, late withdrawals from a course, and the rescheduling of exams.
- Referrals to Medical Care, Counseling, and Legal Help: We encourage survivors to connect with the many resources on campus, including Counseling & Psychological Services and the Student Health Center. SJSU does not provide legal services; however, the advocate may be able to assist with connecting you to off-campus legal support.
To request an appointment with the Campus Survivor Advocate, please call 408-924-7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These off-campus resources provide confidential support services to survivors of sexual assault, dating & domestic violence, and stalking. They will not report to the SJSU Title IX Office without your consent.
YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley
24-hour Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking Hotline: 800-572-2782
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 408-279-2962
Asian Women's Home
Maitri (services for families and individuals from South Asia)
Toll Free Helpline: 1-888-862-4874