Where Do I Get…

If you or someone else is in immediate or imminent danger, call or text 911.

Confidential Support for Students 

Medical Care:

Students may visit the Student Health Center (SHC) which provides confidential medical care to all regularly enrolled SSU students. The SHC does not release medical information without the documented authorization of the patient unless required to do so by law. 

Mental Health:

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides short-term individual and group counseling, workshops, crisis intervention services, consultation, referral, training, and outreach. CAPS counselors can support students in the aftermath of a sexual assault or any act of violence, discrimination, or harassment. Counselors can also inform students of reporting considerations and refer to Sonoma State Police Department, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, off campus resources, or the Confidential Advocate as the student desires. Services are available 24/7.

Mental Health Counseling


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential short-term individual and group counseling, workshops, crisis intervention services, consultation, referral, training, and outreach. Online mental health screenings and off-campus mental health resources are available on their website. Mental health counseling and crisis intervention are available 24/7.


The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide professional assistance to state faculty, staff and their families (dependents and permanent household members) in assessing and resolving personal problems that may be affecting well-being or job performance. Empathia offers a wide array of health solutions focused on promoting individual and organizational well-being, providing work/life resources and educational webinars/seminars for employees as well as counseling sessions and other support services. 

Survivor Advocacy for Students

Confidential Advocacy provides culturally-sensitive, empowering support and advocacy for survivors of interpersonal and/or sexual violence for the Sonoma State community. All services are confidential. Confidential Advocacy provides individualized, compassionate, and confidential emotional and decision-making support for those who have experienced sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking and/or sexual harassment. Confidential Advocacy provides academic, administrative, and housing advocacy. Additionally, they provide information on reporting options with law enforcement, the Title IX Coordinator, and/or confidentiality, and can provide accompaniment to Title IX meetings, law enforcement interviews, medical appointments and exams, and legal proceedings (protective orders). 

Resources for a Concerning Student

The Care Team serves as a central network focused on assisting students displaying behaviors that may impede their ability to be successful in the University community. Our focus is to offer supportive intervention and guidance to any students who appear to be struggling and help restore their lives academically and personally. The Care Team exists to ensure continuity of services and connecting students with the support they may need. It does not preempt any other university department in performing its duties in enforcing the law or managing student situations.

Campus Safety Escorts

Safety of community members is a priority of Sonoma State Police Department (SSPD). SSPD offers uniformed police officer safety escorts to any member of the campus community, by request, at any time while on campus. Safety escort services can be arranged by calling Sonoma State Police Department. 

  • Request a Safety Escort by calling Sonoma State Police Department at (707) 664-4444 

Online Protection

The Information Security Office supports campus staff, faculty, administrators, and students in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information, critical systems, and other important information assets.

Safety Reports Reports and Policies

Sonoma State Police Department​ and the Clery Coordination Team maintain a daily crime log that tracks incidents occurring on campus to ensure our campus community remains safe. Also, the university produces numerous other reports on safety issues including the Annual Security Report. The university’s interactive campus map provides information about pathways on campus as well as locations of emergency blue-light phones.

Off-Campus Resources

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination as well as the Clery Compliance Team offer many off-campus and Sonoma County resources for employees and students, including mental health resources, Sonoma State Police Department, and local assistance centers and hospitals.