Sexual Assault

Sexual assault definition:

Unwanted sexual contact by one person against another, without consent, under circumstances of force or fear, threat of force, or the inability to consent or resist due to the intoxication or unconsciousness. Sexual assault includes touching, penetration by an object, and sexual intercourse.


Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted

1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career

54% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police

Source: RAINN

If you need care

  • CARE

    The CARE program is located within the Women’s Center at UCSB. The address is 1220 Student Resource Building in Santa Barbara, CA

    Please feel free to drop in during business hours or call the CARE line to meet with an advocate.

  • Advocacy

    To speak to a confidential advocate at any time please call 805-893-4613

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

    To schedule an appointment or speak to a psychologist please call 805-893-4411
    Monday - Friday 8:30-11:45 am and 1-4:30 pm
    To reach CAP’s 24 hour hotline please call 805-893-4411

  • Medical

    Student Health: (805) 893-5361
    To have a CARE advocate accompany you please call 805-893-4613
    If this is a medical emergency dial 911

  • Reporting

    To report to Law Enforcement please contact Isla Vista Foot Patrol, University of California Police Department, or Santa Barbara Police Department.
    To have an advocate present for reporting please call 805-893-4613.
    Anonymous incident reporting

If there is an emergency

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • CARE

    1220 Student Resource Building
    (inside the Women's Center)
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    (805) 893-4613