Fresno Pacific University and Local Resources

Fresno Pacific Main Campus

Fresno Pacific All Campuses
Employee Assistance Program (Guidance Resources Program)
This service includes confidential counseling, financial guidance, resources and tools, legal information, resources and tools, and other online information, tools and services.

Call: 800-311-4327
TTD: 800-697-0353
Fresno Pacific University Web ID: GEN311

Confidential Counseling

On-Site Counseling Center
Referral Line: (559) 453-8050 or
Provides confidential psychological counseling

Health Center
(559) 453-2097
Provides confidential support services and referrals

Office of Spiritual Formation
Campus Pastor: (559) 453-3669
Provides confidential pastoral counseling and support

Pregnant or Parenting Student Resources:

Title IX makes it illegal to discriminate because of sex, which includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, or related conditions, including recovery. Title IX also ensures the right to take medically necessary leave and to be free of harassment, intimidation, or other discrimination because of pregnancy-related conditions.  

Further, any rules concerning parental, family, or marital status may not apply differently based on sex. For example, universities cannot provide women with time to bond with or care for their children and not men.

Follow this link for more information on pregnant and parenting students as it relates to Title IX:

Other Resources

Fresno County Office of Civil Rights
The Fresno County Department of Social Services (DSS) has a Civil Rights coordinator to handle your complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking based on race, color, national origin, ethnic group, religion, political affiliation, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. If you feel that you are the victim of discrimination, please contact DSS Civil Rights at once.

Civil Rights: (559) 600-2996
Welfare Relations: (559) 600-6212
PO Box 1912, Fresno, CA 93718-9888
Attention: 5KXB

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
For a review of a complaint please contact the following:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 431-6924
Fax: (916) 263-1897

Sex Based Harassment, Discrimination, & Sexual Misconduct Resources (Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Dating/Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault): 

Fresno Area

  • Rape Counseling Center: (559) 222-7273
  • Marjaree Mason Center: (559) 237-4706
  • Fresno County Sheriff’s Office: (559) 488-3939
    2200 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93701
  • Fresno Police Department: (559) 621-7000
    2550 Mariposa Street, Fresno, California 93701

Visalia Area

  • Family Services of Tulare County: (800) 448-2044
  • Visalia Police Department: (800) 734-8116

Bakersfield Area

  • Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault: (800) 273-7713 or (661) 322-0931
  • Bakersfield Police Department: (661) 327-7111 or (661) 852-7850

Merced Area

  • Valley Crisis Center: 24 Hour Hotline (209) 722-4357 or Office (209) 722-4357
  • Merced Police Department: (209) 385-6905

Office on Violence Against Women
Established the Violence Against Women Act, the Office on Violence Against Women is designed to reduce violence against women and strengthen resources for all survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Established by the Violence Against Women Act, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24-hour support for people facing domestic violence.

(800) 799-7233
(800) 787-3224 (TTY)

Stalking Resource Center
Part of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center provides assistance and guidance for those impacted by stalking.

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour hotline for anonymous support for people dealing with sexual assault and their friends and families.

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline
This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline.
(800) 273-8255

Love is Respect
The Love is Respect website offers information on how to recognize dating violence and seek help.

Pandora's Project  
Information about working with LGBTQIA and gender-nonconforming students and same-sex sexual violence.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
For information on local state laws regarding mandatory reporting and confidentiality.

You are Not Alone
Brochure about Dating Violence, Stalking, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault