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Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Resource Guide for Students


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New York University (NYU) is committed to providing a safe environment for its Students. Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking are emotionally and physically traumatic, and are a violation of one’s rights. There are many on-campus and community support services and resources available to help Students.

Students who have experienced Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence or Stalking are referred to as “Complainants.” Students who are accused of Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence or Stalking are referred to as “Respondents.” This document provides resources and information for both Complainants and Respondents. This resource guide should be read in the context of the Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy (the “Policy”) and capitalized terms in this guide are defined in the Policy.

Reasonable and appropriate protective measures are available for Complainants regardless of whether an investigation under the applicable procedures is pursued.

I. Emergency Medical, Law Enforcement and Crisis Response Resources

A. Medical Assistance

NYU encourages Students to seek medical attention following an incident of Sexual Assault or Relationship Violence. Students are also encouraged to obtain help from a professional counselor, who can provide information and advice about available medical options, through the Wellness Exchange (212-443-9999) or the Center for Sexual Misconduct Support Services (TBD). More information about these resources is provided below.

The NYU Student Health Center (SHC), health service providers at portal campuses and Global Network University sites, a local health clinic, or a private physician can provide a general examination, emergency contraception, and STI treatment and testing. Medical assistance at the SHC is available at Women’s Health, the Men’s Health Program, HIV Testing and Counseling, and Primary Care Services.

 NYU Student Health Center (SHC)

NYU Student Health Center – General Number (212) 443-1000

• Counseling & Wellness Services (212) 998-4780
• Health Promotion (212) 443-1234
• HIV Testing and Counseling (212) 443-1122
• Men’s Health (212) 443-1122
• Women’s Health (212) 443-1166

Local medical providers can also provide emergency and follow-up medical services to address physical well-being or health concerns and also conduct forensic sexual assault examinations. A medical exam obtained from a hospital or sexual assault response center serves two purposes: first, to diagnose and treat the full extent of any injury or physical effect (sexually transmitted infection (STI) or possibility of pregnancy) and, second, to properly collect and preserve evidence. The exam may include testing and prophylactic treatment for HIV/AIDS, STIs, and pregnancy, a vaginal/anal examination, collection of fingernail scrapings and/or clippings, examination for injuries, and blood testing. There is a limited window of time (typically 72 to 96 hours) following an incident of sexual assault to preserve physical and other forms of evidence. Taking the step to gather evidence immediately does not commit an individual to any course of action. The decision to seek medical attention and gather any evidence will preserve the full range of options to seek resolution through NYU’s complaint processes or criminal action.

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  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: Sep 30, 2015
  2. History: Supersedes Resource Guide for Students dated 9/30/14
  3. Cross References: blank