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Sexual assault is a violation of the College's Code of Conduct, as well as a violation of the law.
In an effort to reduce the risk of sexual assault occurring among its students, the College provides awareness and prevention programming. These outreach efforts are coordinated by Student Counseling Services. For information, call 310-665-6968.
In the event that a sexual assault does occur, the College takes the matter very seriously. A student who is found to have committed sexual assault on or off campus is subject to immediate suspension, or dismissal from Otis. If a student is accused of sexual assault s/he is subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the stated Code of Conduct in the Otis Student Handbook. A student wishing to officially report such an incident may do so by contacting the Dean of Student Affairs 310.665.6960 or Security at 310.665.6965. Anyone with knowledge about a sexual assault is encouraged to report it immediately.
If You Are Sexually Assaulted
1. Go to a safe place and speak with someone you trust. Tell this person what happened. If there is any immediate danger, let a security officer know if you are on campus or call 911 if you are off campus.
2. Consider securing immediate professional support to assist you in the crisis.
If you are on campus go to Student Counseling Services located in the
3. For your safety and well being, immediate medical attention is encouraged. Further, being examined as soon as possible, ideally within 72 hours, is important. The
4. Even after the immediate crisis has passed, consider seeking support from Student Counseling Services at Otis or the
5. Contact the Dean of Student Affairs at 310.665.6961 if you need assistance with College-related concerns.
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
Rape is generally defined as forced sexual intercourse. It may also include situations where the victim is incapable of giving consent due to a disability or intoxication. Many rapes are committed by someone the victim knows, such as a date or friend.
Other Sexual Assaults
Besides rape, other sexual assault crimes include the following: sodomy (forced anal intercourse); oral copulation (forced oral-genital contact); rape by a foreign object (forced penetration by a foreign object, including a finger); and sexual battery (the unwanted touching of an intimate part of another person for the purpose of sexual arousal).
Otis Security Desk: (310) 665-6965
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