Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP)

Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) is located in Engemann, Suite 356! Come by and see our space. Or, call (213) 740-4900 for assistance.

Please note our name was recently changed from Center for Women and Men (CWM) to Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP).

RSVP provides immediate therapy services for situations related to gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking). In case of an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, please call (213) 740-4900 (after hours, press zero “0” to speak to an on-call counselor). RSVP on-call counselors aid in discussing medical options, reporting options and provide crisis support and advocacy.

Note: RSVP Staff are not Campus Security Authorities and are not required to collect crime reports/statistics. RSVP services are confidential.

For immediate medical support after an assault, you can visit Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, 24/7. Please note that a RSVP counselor can accompany you, and it is recommended you speak with a confidential counselor at RSVP to guide you through this process. Please call 213-740-4900.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
1250 Sixteenth Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
(310) 319-4000

Another forensic medical facility available is the LAC+USC Violence Intervention Program. Again, a RSVP counselor can accompany you through this process at this facility:

LAC+USC Violence Intervention Program
2010 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 226-3961

When referring to sexual and gender-based harm, this includes violence that disproportionately affects a person or group based on gender, and may be linked to gendered expectations and/or power dynamics. This term will be used interchangeably with power-based violence, which occurs when a person uses the assertion of power, control, intimidation, and/or coercion to harm another person. These acts may be committed by friends, partners, family members, strangers, acquaintances, or others.

If you have committed or are concerned you may have committed sexual/gender-based harm, and as a result feel you are in need of confidential services and support, please contact Student Counseling Services (SCS). In these situations, RSVP would refer you to Student Counseling Services in order to ensure you receive the most appropriate and specialized services available.

If you have been named as a Respondent in a Title IX investigation, we understand this can be a stressful process, and you are encouraged to contact Student Counseling Services. In addition, you may contact the Title IX/Office of Equity and Diversity for a directory of advisors. For more information, please see http://sarc.usc.edu/if-youve-been-accused/.

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