Sexual Assault at UC Riverside

Under Title IX, the federal civil rights law, students at colleges and universities must be protected from campus sexual assault through adequate prevention measures. Unfortunately, students at the University of California Riverside can still be targeted for sex crimes. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, abused or violated while attending UC Riverside, contact Manly Stewart & Finaldi for a free and confidential consultation with an attorney near you.

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About UC Riverside Sexual Assault

Like most colleges and universities, UC Riverside has specific policies in place that prohibit sexual violence. The university also has resources for survivors of sexual assault on campus, including a dedicated office that hears complaints confidentially. Unfortunately, administrators at UCR do not always fulfill their obligations toward students. Too often, the university attempts to protect its reputation more than students by concealing sexual assault complaints and failing to take action against perpetrators.

University sexual assault can occur in many different circumstances. Common examples include at college parties, unsupervised or co-ed dorm rooms, sorority and fraternity houses, during hazing rituals, as a form of bullying, at a student medical center, in collegiate sports, by a professor in an office or classroom, and in parking lots or garages. If the school negligently failed to keep its students safe from sexual assault, the institution can be held responsible for sex crimes committed by professors, other staff members, strangers and fellow students.

Reporting Sexual Assault at UC Riverside

If you get sexually assaulted at the University of California Riverside, take action to protect yourself and others. If possible, take the following steps to report the sex crime and get help:

1. In an emergency, dial 911. If it is not an emergency, call the UC Riverside campus police department at (951) 827-5222 to file a report.

2. Get medical care. Do not bathe or remove your clothes after being sexually assaulted. Obtain a free sexual assault forensic exam within 120 hours of the incident to have evidence collected.

3. Make an initial report to the university’s Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office. You can do this over the phone at (951) 827-7070, in person or by sending an email to

4. Utilize the campus’s confidential sexual assault resources. These include the CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) program, the University Ombudsman Program, and counseling and psychological services.

5. Contact a UC Riverside sexual assault attorney. Call (800) 700-8450 to speak to an attorney with experience handling sexual assault cases against colleges and universities in California at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi.

A lawyer can take over your case, submitting the required forms to bring a lawsuit against an individual or the university on your behalf. Your lawyer can keep your identity anonymous throughout the legal process if desired.

Speak to an Experienced UC Riverside Sexual Assault Lawyer Today

You are not alone as a survivor of sexual assault while attending UC Riverside. The lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi will make sure you have everything you need to get through this difficult time. In addition to defending your rights on a legal level, we will also address your emotional and psychological needs, such as by connecting you to top psychiatrists and support groups in Riverside. We will be your advocates through every stage of the recovery process. Start your case with a free, confidential consultation with one of our lawyers. Contact us today.