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Title IX

Information for Bystanders of Sexual Misconduct

When you see something happening that you know is wrong, what can you do? Read this and find out how to safely ACT through I.D.E.A.S. to help!

START by Using the 4 A’s

Notice a situation and pay attention to your gut instincts.


Assume the responsibility and evaluate your options for responding.


Use I.D.E.A.S. and choose a strategy that is most appropriate in the situation. 


You make a difference, your actions helped – great job! Take care of yourself and seek support.


Need Help?

Campus Police  408.924.8000
Health Services  408.864.8732
Psychological Services  408.864.8732
Dean of Student Development  408.864.8828

I.D.E.A.S. Starts with You


An action directly aimed at the situation “Excuse me…”


D  Distract

Without addressing the situation directly, you can create a distraction. “Hey, don’t I know you from math class?”


E  Engage peers

Use the crowd around you and involve a peer, a friend, or family member. “Could you help me…”


A  Authorities

In some cases, the authorities may be the best source for help. Be prepared to call for help, including De Anza police at 408.924.8000. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.


S  Safety

Your safety is the priority!


Stacey Shears, Dean, Disability Support Programs and Services
Title IX Office:
Administration Building, ADM 122
Phone: 408.864.8954
Phone: 408.864.5394


Last Updated: 12/19/14