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Support Options

Both confidential and non-confidential resources can provide you with support, information, and options while allowing you time & space to process what has happened.

Student Resources and Reporting Options Brochure


Confidential Support Team (CST)

The Confidential Support Team (CST) 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. CST services include information and help accessing resources, short-term emotional support and ongoing individual counseling. There is no charge for Stanford students. For more information about CST’s 24/7 hotline, hours and support services, please visit the CST web page.

CST is not currently web booking appointments. Students can call to schedule routine appointments via business line (650) 736-6933 and urgent support via the hotline (650) 725-9955. CST is continuing to offer ongoing therapy via video (Zoom) for students who are still in California (per state & federal licensing laws). For students who are not in California, CST is unfortunately not able to offer therapy due to cross-state license issues. However, no matter where the student is, CST can offer urgent/crisis support by phone and consultation to help students connect with appropriate local care.

Business line: 650-736-6933

24 Hour Hotline: 650-725-9955  (initially directed to CAPS on-call clinicians)


YWCA Silicon Valley

Confidential and anonymous crisis support, counseling services, information, and advocacy for all Silicon Valley community members

24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-572-2782


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Confidential assessment, therapy, & referrals for survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse

24 Hour Hotline: 650-723-3785


Office for Religious Life

Attentive, thoughtful, & confidential pastoral presence and care for students of all religious backgrounds



Bridge Peer Counselors

Anonymous & confidential counseling by trained undergraduate and graduate students (summer hours limited)

24 Hour Hotline: 650-723-3392


Office of the Ombuds

Confidential, independent resource for hearing concerns and providing referrals


Confidential Options: These resources, by law, will keep your identity and information private 



Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response Office (SARA)

Provides education, advocacy, support, and response coordination



Residential Education Deans

Provides a support network to undergraduate students navigating processes and options


650-723-2300 (to contact campus operator & request residence dean on call after hours)


Graduate Life Office Deans

Provides assessment, identifies appropriate campus resources, and works with graduate students to understand processes and options


After hours:

  • Send a text message to
  • Alternatively, call 650-723-7288 (pager ID# of 25085). (to page the graduate life office dean on call after hours)


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 support options. This includes when you choose to do so.