Our Approach

Our Mission

Your school-specific site is built and maintained by the nonprofit Callisto and provided to you by your school. We seek to ensure that you have the information and options you need to make the decision that is right for you.

Callisto envisions a world where sexual assault is rare and survivors are supported. Our mission is to create technology that combats sexual assault by empowering survivors to protect their communities. We believe that everyone deserves access to information, resources, and reporting options that put the needs, comfort, and safety of survivors first.

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Partnering with Campuses

Callisto partners with colleges and universities to provide campus-specific platforms for student survivors to save or report details of a sexual assault and to connect with existing on- and off-campus resources.

Callisto is unique because it offers options for survivors that schools cannot provide internally, due to compliance regulations such as FERPA and Title IX. When your school partners to become a Callisto Campus, they commit to prioritizing the needs of survivors through unique options such as the confidential saving of details and the choice to wait for someone else to name the same perpetrator before reporting.

Since Callisto is a separate entity, the information you enter into the Callisto system will not be shared with your school unless you choose to share it. Read on to learn about our commitment to the security of you and your information.

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Commitment to Security

We value the safety, security, and personal ownership of your information. We were in your position once—Callisto is created by survivors, for survivors—and we are unwavering in our commitment to protect your privacy.

We encrypt all information you enter into Callisto. To save a record, you must create a strong passphrase—an extra password used to encrypt your information. Your passphrase will not be stored anywhere in Callisto, and you must re-enter your passphrase every time you want to access your record. No one can access your record without your passphrase, which also means that if you lose your passphrase, you lose access to your record.

To report to your school, you must enter your passphrase again. Your record is then sent, encrypted, to a campus staff member, who has their own private key to decrypt it.

To ensure Callisto remains secure, we conduct extensive third party security audits on a regular basis. There are no Callisto data stored on our staff computers, and all staff computers lock after 5 minutes of non-use, requiring a password to unlock.

We collect some anonymous data from your record, if you choose to include it. This can include your class year, your gender, or your university affiliation. All of this data is completely anonymized and can never be traced back to you. We provide the data to your school in aggregate format at the end of each semester so that campus officials can improve their education, prevention, and response efforts.

Callisto exists to help you process what happened, access support services, and report the incident and/or perpetrator to your school. We know how challenging and overwhelming this can be, so we ensure that the privacy of your information is not an additional concern when using Callisto.

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