Content Warning: This timely warning includes descriptions of interpersonal violence.

In an effort to promote campus safety and provide timely information to our campus community, the following information is being provided so that you can make informed decisions about your safety.  We encourage all community members to care for their needs and well-being while reading this message, especially those who have been impacted by similar forms of violence.

CARE provides free and confidential support and advocacy to students, staff, and faculty who have experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.  Please call the 24/7 confidential phone line (805) 893-4613 any time to explore your rights, options, and support. CARE website: care.ucsb.edu

Information about UCSB’s policies and support resources for sexual violence can be found at: titleix.ucsb.edu

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This is a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property. 

On May 30, 2022, the UCSB Police Department was made aware of a report taken by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office regarding two incidents of stalking, one of which occurred on campus property on Friday, May 27, 2022. The victims received unwanted electronic communications from the suspect who later contacted them in person. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office received a report for an incident in Isla Vista with similar circumstances in March 2022.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) is investigating this crime. If you have information that might assist in the investigation, please contact SBSO at (805) 683-2724, or report crime information anonymously at www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html.

UCPD and IVFP remind the campus community of the following safety tips:

  • If you start to feel concerns about a person or situation, trust your instincts and try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the potential threat.
  • If you think someone is at risk of assault or abuse, you should consider it an emergency and act to support that person. You can call the police or ask for help from other people, intervene directly if safe, or create a distraction to help remove the potential victim from the situation.
  • If you feel you are being followed, try to get the attention of people nearby, run/walk to a well-lit and/or more populated area, and call 911 to ask for help.
  • If you are in fear for your safety or the safety of others, call 911 immediately.

UCPD shares these Safety Tips while recognizing that perpetrators, and not the victims or survivors, are solely responsible for their actions.

Additional Resources

  • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual counseling, group counseling, and wellness opportunities to students.  Call (805) 893-4411 or submit a CAPS Services Request Form.  24/7 phone counseling is available by calling (805) 893-4411. CAPS website: caps.sa.ucsb.edu.
  • The Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers short-term counseling, consultation, wellness workshops, and assistance with threat management to faculty and staff.  Call (805) 893-3318 to schedule an appointment.  ASAP website: www.hr.ucsb.edu/hr-units/employee-services/asap.
  • The UCSB Police Department's CSO Safety Escort Program is a free service provided to members of the UCSB community as a safe alternative to walking alone at night.  Call (805) 893-2000 to request a CSO escort.  For more information: https://www.police.ucsb.edu/cso/cso-safety-escorts.

**UCPD encourages printing and posting of this Timely Warning for further community notification.**

 

 WHAT IS THIS NOTICE?

In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes that occur on campus property, properties controlled by campus-affiliated organizations, or public property immediately adjacent to campus are determined to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Timely Warnings are intended to prevent similar crimes and to provide information that will assist community members in protecting themselves.