BAWAR works with high schools, middle schools, public and private universities, as well as community and vocational colleges, in Alameda County to support the needs of survivors on campus.

Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or administration, a third-party vendor, or were simply harmed on a campus or by a member of a campus community, you have rights under Title IX.

Depending on your school you may have an on-campus advocacy office that is dedicated to assisting survivors. BAWAR can help you get connected to this office, or, if it does not exist, may be able to provide similar services.

Common Confidential Campus Advocacy services include:

  • Private, empowerment-based crisis counseling
  • Help understanding both administrative and legal processes
  • Accompaniments to the hospital, police station, court and administrative meetings.
  • Can assist in academic, housing and employment accommadations
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources

If you would like to report any of the following violations to your school, contact your on-campus Title IX office. A campus and/or BAWAR advocate can assist you in the reporting process.

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating/Intimate Partner Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Stalking

If your campus has neither a Title IX office nor a campus advocacy office, the counseling center, guidance counselor or social services may be a good place to start.

For questions about campus advocacy, Title IX or University Police reporting, training, events or other campus-related inquiries, email caitlin@bawar.org or call the BAWAR office at 510-430-1298.

Additional Resources:

  • Know Your IX: A national resource for clear and concise breakdowns of Title IX, the Clery Act and activism for high schools and universities.
  • It’s On Us: National campaign to combat campus sexual violence.
  • Family Violence Law Center: Legal assistance with restraining orders and campus hearing proceedings.
  • SASHAA: Resources for survivors assaulted while abroad.