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Anti-Bullying, Harassment & Abuse

Office for the Prevention of Student Bullying, Harassment & Abuse

Chérie Somavia is the Director of the Office for the Prevention of Student Bullying, Harassment & Abuse. Chérie is a retired police officer with 20 years of law enforcement experience where much of her time was spent working with youth. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She brings decades of experience working with youth, community organizations, and diverse populations.

In this role, Chérie is responsible for:

  • Facilitating efforts to prevent student bullying, harassment and abuse;
  • Responding to current students, parents, faculty, and staff who report concerns related to student bullying, harassment, & abuse;
  • Conducting outreach to students, teachers, staff, and parents to prevent student bullying, harassment, and abuse;
  • Training students, faculty, and staff on the prevention of student bullying, harassment, and abuse, including mandatory reporting obligations.

Whether a student or parent, if you want to report an incident related to a current student at Presentation or if you have any questions or concerns, Chérie can be reached at 408-264-1664 x3003 or at Students also have the ability to report any incident anonymously through the STOPit app or by placing the information in one of three "Speak Up" boxes on campus.


Policies for the Protection of Students

The policies in the Student/Parent and Faculty/Staff Handbooks are in place to ensure Presentation employs best practices in its education and empowerment of young women in an open, safe, and supportive community. The policies are evaluated and revised annually. The following represents policies centered on the protection of students, which will be represented in handbooks for students, parents, faculty and staff beginning in the fall of 2018.

Student Anti-Harassment & Anti-Bullying Policy

Faculty Policies Relating to Students

Video Resources