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Confidential Support Team (CST)

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Our Mission is to support connection, healing, and thriving among Stanford community members impacted by sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence through confidential, trauma-informed consultation, counseling, and outreach. 

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What CST Offers

The Confidential Support Team (CST) offers free and confidential support to Stanford students impacted by sexual assault and relationship violence, including domestic abuse, intimate partner abuse, stalking, and sexual or gender-based harassment and discrimination. 

Who We Are

You are not alone. Meet the members of the Confidential Support Team (CST) whom you can connect with during your personal journey through campus.  

What Happens at CST

CST Initial Consult Visits are 30-60 minutes in length, depending on your needs. During the initial visit, your CST counselor will provide confidential emotional support and discuss your rights, as well as options, and resources related to reporting and available, including further counseling. 

Additional Programs and Services

In addition to directly supporting students impacted by sexual, relationship, and gender based violence, we offer the following community services. Contact us for more information!

Does This Sound Like You or Someone You Know?

  • Unsure if the experience was sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender-based discrimination?
  • Distressed by a sexual or relationship experience and don't know who to talk to?
  • Experiencing emotional control or harm in a relationship?
  • Want to know more about how to make a report or what reporting means?
  • Unsure about the next steps?
  • Need to talk through how to support someone else?
    • CST can help with these uncertainties. 

Time Sensitive Actions After an Assault

CST Outreach

CST is dedicated to campus outreach. 

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CST values diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in all aspects of our programming and services.

CST Values Diversity, Inclusion, and Intersectionality

The impact of trauma differs based on an individual's history and identities. We view trauma as a form of oppression that interacts with other experiences of systemic oppression and injustice. We see our work as fundamentally intertwined with issues of social justice and are committed to examining and challenging systemic oppression including racism, anti-Blackness, and White supremacy, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and all other forms of hate and discrimination.