Support, Safety, and Resources
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The Bren School aims to be a supportive and inclusive community with no tolerance for bias, harassment, or violence.
In any situation in which a Bren graduate student is not sure about the appropriate reporting procedure, students should bring their concerns to a trusted member of the Bren School staff or faculty. We recommend that students should contact the following people:
- Student Affairs Manager Kristine Duarte (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Academic Programs Manager Sean Kerr (email@example.com)
- Assistant Dean Satie Airamé (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Associate Dean Sarah Anderson (email@example.com)
We will provide support and will help the student with appropriate reporting per the nature of the incident.
Confidential Advocacy and Counseling
Incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment may be discussed confidentially with the Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) office at (805) 893-4613 or Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (805) 893-4411.
- CARE: UCSB's confidential advocacy and education office for interpersonal violence
- CAPS: UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services
Title IX Reporting
If the victim is or was in danger, sexual violence, sexual harassment, and acts of discrimination related to gender and sexual identity should be reported to Campus Police (9-911) or 911.
If the student is in a safe situation, they should report sexual violence, sexual harassment, and acts of discrimination related to gender and sexual identity via an online form to the Office of Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance or at (805) 893-2701. Reports to the Office of Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance are not confidential, and the content may need to be reported to law enforcement if the student is in danger or a crime has been committed. Faculty and staff are mandated reporters of such acts.
Hate crimes, hate incidents, and incidents of bias should be reported through the UCSB Incident Report Form (not a police report) or to the Hate Incident Response Coordinator at (805) 893-3596. If the hate crime or incident is immediately threatening, then the student should contact Campus Police (9-911) or 911. We acknowledge that some students may not feel comfortable contacting police, and therefore we will work with UCSB’s administration to improve the conduct by police to better serve and protect all students on campus.
Incidents of microaggressions by Bren students, faculty, or staff against students may be reported as described above through the UCSB Incident Report Form or (805) 893-3596 or may be discussed with a trusted member of the administration, faculty, or staff.
We recommend that students bring their concerns to Assistant Dean Satie Airamé (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Student Affairs Manager Kristine Duarte (email@example.com). Our staff will help the student with appropriate reporting, depending on the nature of the incident.
Incidents of Zoombombing, when an uninvited party joins a Zoom session to cause disruption, should be reported to Campus Police at (805) 893-3446 and a report should be filed with the Security Operations Center (SOC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help the Bren School make change and address concerns by clearly identifying problems and suggesting changes. Please submit comments, concerns, and suggestions to the Bren School Online Suggestion Box. This suggestion box form is reviewed regularly by Bren staff; you may submit your name but you have the option to remain anonymous.
If you are a student and would like your comments to go directly to student representatives only, please submit to the Anonymous Suggestion Box. Student representatives will relay the information to the Diversity Committee.
UCSB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Website: This website includes information about the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, resources, communications, events, and more. Reporting resources on this page are consistent with and informed by the Office of DEI website.
Graduate Division Diversity Resources: List of campus resources, cultural centers, and student organizations
UCSB Distressed Students Guide: Instructions and resources for responding to incidents of hate, violence, potential violence, hazing, interpersonal violence or sexual assault. Resources for mental health, substance abuse, and disability needs.
Additional Resources for Current Students: Campus resources for mental health, basic needs, housing and more as well as information and guidance regarding safety for our Bren community.