Using Callisto

Using Callisto to Report

How does it work?

After you save your details, you can report incidents of nonconsensual sexual contact directly to Stanford through Callisto at any point.

With Callisto, you have two reporting options. You can choose to ‘Report’ or ‘Match’. With ‘Report’, you’re sending details of nonconsensual sexual contact to Stanford. With ‘Match’, you’re sending the identity of your perpetrator ONLY IF someone else identifies the same person. You can choose none, one, or both of these reporting options.

How to report to Stanford through Callisto:

  1. Create an account
  2. Create an encryption passphrase
  3. Record your details (the When, Where, What and Who)
  4. Report to Stanford
    • Report Now: Send your details to Stanford with or without a perpetrator identity
    • Match: Send the identity of your perpetrator to Stanford if/when someone else identifies them

Your info will be sent to Stanford’s Title IX Coordinator and you can expect to be contacted within 2 business days to schedule a follow up discussion. For more information on who is involved in reporting and how to contact them, check out Who is Involved?

Read on to learn more about what happens after you report.

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More about Matching

If you aren't sure whether you want to report what happened right away, you can choose to use Matching, and report only if another student names the same perpetrator. To do this, you’ll have to provide a unique identifier for the perpetrator in the form of their Facebook account URL. If the perpetrator does not have Facebook, you won’t be able to use this feature. However, you can still report the perpetrator’s name directly to your school.

If another student submits the same Facebook account URL, you will be notified via email that a match was made. Because Callisto can’t guarantee the accuracy of the information, a match does not mean with 100% certainty that the perpetrator is a repeat offender, but it does mean that another student entered the same information into Callisto. When a match is found, only your name and preferred contact information (not your full record), along with the name and Facebook account URL of the perpetrator will be sent to your school.

The perpetrator's Facebook URL must be provided as a unique identifier to protect against false matches on common names, however, nothing will ever be posted to Facebook, nothing will ever be shared with Facebook, and Facebook will never know that you entered their Facebook URL in Callisto. Right now, you can only wait for others if you know (or can find) the Facebook URL of the perpetrator. If the perpetrator doesn’t have a Facebook, unfortunately, their identity cannot be saved into matching at this time.

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What happens after I report?

Reports of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact are directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Catherine Glaze
Title IX Office
2nd Floor Mariposa House
585 Capistrano Way
(650) 497 - 4955

You will be contacted by the Title IX Office within two business days of your report to set up a meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to;

  • Ensure your safety and determine if you need any interim measures, like housing or academic accommodations
  • Determine whether or not to proceed with an investigation
  • Offer you informal interventions, such as training for an individual or group
  • Inform you of the right to contact the police
  • Talk about available Stanford resources
  • Discuss what to expect next from the Title IX Office

Any campus proceeding will be handled with sensitivity and with respect for privacy. 

If you’d like to proceed with an investigation, you will meet with a trained Title IX Investigator. Click here to learn more about what an investigation entails.

Please note that If the incident you are reporting happened before you were a Stanford student, the available options may be different.

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Who should use Callisto?

It is beneficial for any survivor to document the incident, whether or not you choose to share this documentation with anyone is up to you. Writing down the information helps solidify your memories so that if you do choose to proceed with any type of investigation later on, you have the most detailed and accurate information possible. Callisto will ask you a series of questions that have been specially designed to help you recall information after experiencing trauma. Emotions like fear and anxiety can impact how your brain stores memories, and Callisto is designed with this in mind.

If you have experienced sexual assault, or any kind of unwanted sexual contact, Callisto can be a great option for you. Callisto allows you to document what happened without having to make any decisions about reporting. Callisto also clearly explains your options and different support services that may be helpful.

Callisto makes no judgments about you or your experience. Survivors of any identity can use Callisto, even if you don’t - or aren’t sure if you - identify as a survivor.

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