Welcome To Safer


We are Cal Poly’s confidential advocacy, education and support resource for addressing sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking to all Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff.

Safer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or documentation status in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

Contact Info: safer@calpoly.edu, 805-756-2282
Physical Location: University Union, Building 65, Room 217
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm

Safer Contacts

Christina Kaviani - Coordinator | Principal Advocate
ckaviani@calpoly.edu | 805-756-5883

Kara Samaniego - Assistant Coordinator
kbarbier@calpoly.edu 805-756-2282

If you need help now: If this is an emergency, call 911



RISE: 24 hour crisis line, 855-886-7473
51 Zaca Lane #140 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Cal Poly Counseling Center: 805-756-1211
Physical Location: Building 27, Room 135

RAINN Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE This 24 hour national hotline will automatically connect you to the nearest rape crisis center.


Brian Gnandt - Title IX Officer: bgnandt@calpoly.edu | 805-756-1400

University Police Department: 805-756- 2281
SLO Police Department: 805-781- 7317
Reporting Vs. Not Reporting (pdf)


Leave Us Feedback!

If you have any concerns or feedback on Safer and/or Cal Poly’s efforts at combating sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, please leave comments here. Feedback from anyone (students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.) is welcome.


Safer home

Related Content


Contact Us

Dean of Students

Annual Report

Dean of Students

Strategic Plan

Student Affairs

Strategic Plan

Give Today

Give Today

Give Today