Victim Advocacy

Susan T. Pulido
Confidential Sexual Assault Victim's Advocate
susan.pulido@sonoma.edu 707.664.2698

The Victim's Advocate provides confidential advocacy support, victim outreach, coordination of support services, problem-solving, and assistance with decision-making to SSU students who are impacted or victimized by traumatic, disruptive, or disturbing life events (i.e., sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, abusive relationships, hate crimes, etc. The Advocate supports SSU students through the process of physical, emotional, and financial recovery. This includes:

  • An opportunity for students to talk in a confidential setting;
  • Providing information to help students decide on a course of action;
  • Help locating resources on and off campus for a variety of needs including counseling, health services, legal assistance, restitution, and housing;
  • Assist students in developing individualized safety planning for school, home, and work;
  • Assist in making arrangements with professors regarding missed classes, late assignments, or other course requirements; and
  • Coordinate with on campus departments including University Police, Student Conduct, Residential Life, Housing, Admissions and Records, Health Center, SSU Title IX, etc. to make necessary arrangements and take appropriate actions while advocating on the students behalf. The Victim's Advocate strives to promote the restoration of decision making and control to survivors by advocating for their rights and honoring their experiences through education, collaboration, and fostering a safe university community that respects the rights and dignity of all.
  • Victim's Advocacy Brochure