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Reporting Options

These resources offer the option to file a complaint. In most cases, the decision to proceed is yours. However, in rare circumstances (e.g., where your and/or University community safety is a concern), the University may be obligated to investigate, even if you may not be ready. This would be discussed with you in advance, and the University would ensure that you have support throughout the process.

Title IX Office

The Title IX Coordinator oversees education & response efforts across campus regarding Prohibited Sexual Conduct (see Admin Guide 1.7.3). The Title IX Office will reach out to those impacted to offer resources and the option to explore possible next steps. This office investigates complaints involving students and administers the formal disciplinary process. The Title IX Office provides accommodations, informal interventions, and implements final administrative remedies for matters having gone through the Student Title IX process. 


Title IX Process Quick Reference Guide

Student Title IX Process


Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) 

Sexual assault, stalking, & relationship violence are crimes. SUDPS can initiate a criminal investigation that is separate from Stanford’s Title IX process. A criminal investigation does not relieve the University of its obligation to respond under Title IX. Both a criminal and a University investigation may proceed simultaneously, and neither process is instigated by the initiation of the other process. The University will assist you in contacting SUDPS or the jurisdiction where an incident took place, at your request. 

Emergency line: 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)

Business line: 650-723-9633



Stanford has partnered with Callisto to provide a specific platform for student survivors to save or report details of a sexual or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment and connect to existing on- and off-campus resources. Callisto is here to help you process through what happened, access support services, and report the incident and/or perpetrator to Stanford's Title IX Office. 

Callisto offers options like confidentially saving details and waiting for someone else to name the same perpetrator before reporting.

Because Callisto is a separate entity, the information you enter into it will not be shared with Stanford's Title IX Office unless you choose to share it. 

Non-Confidential Options: Your privacy will be protected to the greatest extent possible; however, they are unable to guarantee confidentiality as they must notify the Title IX Coordinator

What if I don’t want to do anything now?

These resources are available for you throughout your time at Stanford. There’s no right or wrong way to access reporting options. This includes when you choose to do so.