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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.

Rape Crisis Centers (affiliated with hospitals)

Bronx

 

North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Treatment Program 3424 Kossuth Avenue

Bronx, NY 10467

Phone:   (718) 519-5722 or (718) 519-3100

Brooklyn

 

Coney Island Hospital Rape Crisis Program 2601 Ocean Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone:   (718) 616-4209

Hotline:  (800) TEL-RAPE or (800) 835-

7273

New York Methodist Hospital 506 Sixth Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(not an official rape crisis center but can collect evidence and provide other emergency medical services)

Phone:    (718) 780-3000

Manhattan

 

Bellevue Hospital Center

Sexual Assault Response Team SAFE Center 462 First Avenue

CD Building, Ground Fl. #GA74 New York, NY 10016

Phone:  (212) 562-3435 or (212) 562-3755

Beth Israel Medical Center

Rape Crisis & Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Dept. of Social Work 317 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003

Phone:  (212) 420-4516

Harlem Hospital, R. 6111 MLK

Center for Victim Support SAFE Center 506 Lenox Avenue

New York, NY 10037

Phone:  (212) 939-4609

 

Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program

One Gustave Levy Place Box 1670

New York, NY 10029

Phone:   (212) 423-2146

Hotline: (212) 423-2140

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dept. of Social Work 525 East 689th Street Box 143

New York, NY 10021

(VIP) Victim Intervention Program Phone:   (212) 746-9414

SAFE Horizon

Hotline: (212) 577-7777

NYU Langone Medical Center 550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(not an official rape crisis center but can collect evidence and provide other emergency medical services)

Phone: (212) 263-7300

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Crime Victims Treatment Center 411 West 114th Street, Suite 2C New York, NY 10025

Phone:  (212) 523-4728

Queens

 

Elmhurst Hospital

(SAVI) Sexual Assault And Violence Intervention Program

79-01 Broadway

Elmhurst, NY 11373

Phone:   (718) 736-1288

Hotline:  (718) 334-1418

Staten Island

 

Staten Island University Hospital 475 Seaview Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10305

 

Rape Advocacy Agency, Staten Island Phone:  (718) 720-2591

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Hotline Phone:  1-800-621-HOPE (4673)

 

Safe Horizon (borough-wide)

Phone: (212) 227-3000 (available 24 hours)

B. Law Enforcement

 

As another high priority, NYU encourages all individuals to report Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, Stalking, or potential criminal conduct by calling the NYU Department of

Public Safety, the New York Police Department or the police department or law enforcement agency in the applicable jurisdiction.

NYU's Public Safety Command Center, located at 7 Washington Place, is open 24 hours, seven days a week, with officers available to provide assistance in both emergency and non-emergency situations. For assistance, please call 212.998.2222. NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai also have 24/7 Public Safety departments. NYU Shanghai Public Safety’s hotline number is (86) 21 2059-5500.  NYU Abu Dhabi Public Safety’s hotline number is 00971 2 628 7777.

The New York City Police Department can be reached by calling 911 or the NYPD Sex Crimes Hotline at (212) 267-7273. In New York, the Special Victim Liaison in Public Safety assists those who are considering reporting their experience to the police and/or a prosecutor’s office as well as those who have already decided to do so. The Special Victim Liaison can be reached at (212) 992- 6403 or at (917) 363-2880. At portal campuses and Global Network University sites, designated site administrators can provide assistance with contacting local law enforcement. Contact information for these administrators is listed below in Section IV of this resource guide.

C. Crisis Response Resources (Emotional Support and Counseling)

NYU provides on campus resources to assist a Complainant or Respondent in obtaining emotional support through counseling and informing Students about relevant resources and services. Emotional care, counseling, and crisis response are available on campus and in the community. The services listed in this section are confidential in accordance with professional standards as is explained in the Policy.

On Campus Confidential Resources:

 

Crisis Response Counselors (CRCs): Through the NYU Wellness Exchange, Students can access confidential support in response to incidents of Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking. The Wellness Exchange offers CRCs, trained licensed professional counselors who are also specifically trained in sexual assault response and can offer crisis intervention and medical support and coordination. CRCs can also provide information about available administrative, academic, or housing interventions and assist Students in seeking such interventions. A CRC can serve as a Student’s personal liaison to access care and services, can discuss available medical and counseling options, and can help students plan for follow up services.

In New York, CRCs are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Wellness Exchange Sexual Assault Support Line at (212) 443-9999. When calling the Wellness Exchange hotline, just ask for the CRC. A Student also can call Counseling and Wellness Services (212) 998-4780 to make an appointment, or contact the Wellness Exchange at wellness.exchange@nyu.edu. A counselor will respond within 24 hours.

In Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and Global Network University Sites: CRCs are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the Wellness Exchange Sexual Assault Support Line at (212) 443-9999.

Center for Sexual Misconduct Support Services: The NYU Center for Sexual Misconduct Support Services (CSMSS) can provide confidential assistance to Complainants about Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking. Support includes providing information about resources and options, accompanying a Complainant to rape treatment centers, medical    servicesand campus meetings or proceedings. The CSMSS also coordinates NYU educational outreach, prevention efforts and training initiatives, and serves as a liaison to all student groups active in the area of sexual misconduct prevention and awareness. The CSMSS is located in the Student Health Center.

Respondent Student Support Services: NYU offers support and counseling services to Respondents involved in cases of Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking. Respondent support is offered by counselors at Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS). Counselors can provide a safe, confidential, and compassionate listening space; offer information about procedures; assist in navigating family and community impacts; and connect Respondents to campus and off-campus resources.

Overview of Counseling Services:

 

Walk-in Counseling

Students can choose a Wellness walk-in visit (no appointment necessary) to meet briefly with a counselor in person to speak about an incident of Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, or Stalking. These counselors will work with Students to develop the most appropriate treatment plan. This can include either a referral to NYU Counseling or an external referral to the community. There is no cost for a Wellness walk-in visit.

Short-term Counseling

CWS offers short-term counseling, which is a clinical modality of psychotherapy that is time- limited and tailored to each individual’s needs. CWS counselors are psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, and advanced trainees in those professions. There are male and female counselors, counselors from different racial and national backgrounds, and counselors who specialize in sexual assault and trauma.

Long-term Counseling Referrals

Sometimes Students may choose to seek counseling outside of NYU or it may be clinically appropriate to get started in long-term treatment right away. In those cases, CWS and the Wellness Exchange can provide referrals to therapists in the community who provide long-term therapy. CWS has relationships with many quality therapists who have a variety of specialties and work in many different approaches in order to be able to connect Students with a therapist who best suits their needs. CWS also can provide referrals based on insurance, financial need, and location, including areas outside of NYC.

Group Counseling

Sometimes students prefer to talk to other students who have had similar experiences and can provide support and perspective. A counseling group can be powerfully healing - for some students, one of the most rewarding experiences during their NYU years. CWS’s sexual assault survivors group helps students who have had sexual encounters or experiences that left them feeling scared, ashamed, uncomfortable, confused, or unsafe in any way.

 

On Campus Confidential Resources

 

 

The Wellness Exchange Hotline

(212) 443-9999*

Center for Sexual Misconduct Support Services

(212) 443-9999*

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

 

* indicates 24 hour number

II. Reporting Options and Other Campus Resources

 

All individuals are encouraged to seek the support of on and off campus resources, regardless of when or where the incident occurred. Trained professionals can provide guidance in making decisions, information about available resources and procedural options, and assistance to both a Complainant and a Respondent.

A. Reporting Options

The following NYU offices/departments are designated as Reporting Options:

Campus Resources & Reporting Options

Title IX Coordinator – Office of Equal Opportunity

(212) 998-2352

Department of Public Safety

(212) 998-2222*

NYU Community Standards

(212) 998-4403

Office of Residence Life

(212) 998-4311

Associate Director for Residential Wellness

(212) 998-4885

Student Resource Center Helpline

(212) 998-4411

 

*indicates 24 hour number

B. Student Support Facilitator:

NYU provides support to Complainants and Respondents so that they may understand their rights and responsibilities as it relates to the investigation, fact-finding, report review, any appeal, and resolution. Senior student affairs officers from the Office of Community Standards and professionals in the Office of Equal Opportunity are available to serve as Student Support Facilitators. Student Support Facilitators do not participate in the investigative or resolution phases of the process. The investigative and resolution phases are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Community Standards, respectively. A key role of the Student Support Facilitator is coordination between multiple campus offices involved in the investigation and adjudication processes, as well as connecting Students to support services.

While the Student Support Facilitator honors the privacy considerations of the individual, the Student Support Facilitator is not a confidential resource.  The Student Support Facilitator serves to support Students by answering questions, providing resources and appropriate referrals, and offering assistance throughout the process. The Student Support Facilitator at NYU may assist a Complainant or Respondent in identifying alternate sources for advocacy, legal representation, confidentiality, or support; in managing academic, housing, access to dining facilities, and other immediate and on-going separation needs, as necessary. The Student Support Facilitator also can provide information and referral to NYU and community-based resources for additional support needs.

III. Orders of Protection:

 

An Order of Protection is a document issued by a public court that restricts a person from engaging in specified behaviors. For example, an Order of Protection can forbid a person from having any contact with the Complainant or his/her family or can require the person to stay away from the Complainant’s home, place of employment, or school. An Order of Protection also can require an individual not to assault, threaten, harass, or stalk the Complainant.

NYU Assistance:  Upon request, in New York, NYU’s Special Victims Liaison will accompany  a student to the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Office of the District Attorney, Family Court, or Family Justice Centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The Special Victims Liaison can assist a student in requesting an Order of Protection or a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), but the University cannot request an Order of Protection on behalf of a Complainant. While NYU is not responsible for the enforcement of an Order of Protection, which is issued by a court, it may take appropriate steps to separate the parties or take other action consistent with the Order of Protection. It is important to understand that while an Order of Protection places the other person on notice that he/she is not to engage in certain behaviors under the penalty of law, it is not a guarantee of a person’s safety. If the individual against whom the Order of Protection has been issued violates the Order, the Complainant should immediately call 911 and report it to the police. That person may be subject to arrest and/or additional criminal charges for violating the order. When an Order of Protection has been received by NYU, a copy of the order will be given to the Complainant or Respondent upon his/her request. The Special Victims Liaison is available to answer questions about an Order of Protection, including but not limited to questions regarding the Respondent’s responsibility to stay away from the Complainant and/or any other protected persons. NYU Public Safety officers are also available to assist in contacting local law enforcement in the event that an Order of Protection has been violated.

Transferability: Most Orders of Protection are afforded “Full Faith and Credit” in other states, which means that an order may be enforced wherever the person protected by the order goes. States typically require that the person protected by the order register the order or take other action in the new state to make it effective in that jurisdiction.

In New York, an Order of Protection can be requested in one of two venues: Criminal Court and Civil/Family Court.

a.      Family/Civil Court: Can issue an Order of Protection if the person seeking protection and the individual against whom the order is directed are:

·         legally married;

·         divorced;

·         related  by blood;

·         have a child in common;

·         or have been in an intimate relationship*

(* An intimate relationship does not necessarily mean a sexual relationship, but is more than just a casual acquaintance. This can include people who are or have been dating or living together, and includes heterosexual and same-sex couples.)

b.      Criminal Court: In New York, a criminal court can issue an Order of Protection regardless of the relationship between the person seeking protection and the person from whom protection is sought. In order to obtain an Order of Protection in Criminal Court, the person against whom the order is sought must have been arrested and there must be a Criminal Court case pending against him or her. The District Attorney’s Office will request an Order of Protection from the court on the Complainant’s behalf.

In Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, and Global Network University Sites: The availability of, and process for obtaining, an Order of Protection varies by nation. Please contact the relevant site administrator listed below in section IV of this resource guide.

IV. New York City Resources:

In addition or as alternatives to NYU support services and reporting options, Students may seek help from a number of community agencies, some of which have statutorily protected confidentiality.

Resources with access to confidential counseling

 

NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

(212) 714-1141 *

Safe Horizon:  Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline

(212) 227-3000 *

Safe Horizon:  NYC Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 621-4673 *

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline

(800) 942-6906

Non-confidential resources

 

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

(212) 229-0345

NYS Crime Victim’s Board

(718) 923-4325

NYS Victim Information and Notification Everyday

(888) VINE-4NY or

(888) 846-3469

 

 

Bronx DA’s Office

(718) 590-2000

Brooklyn DA’s Office

(718) 250-2000

Manhattan DA’s Office

(212) 335-9000

Queens DA’s Office

(718) 286-6000

 

*indicates 24-hour number

V. Contact Information For NYU degree-granting campuses outside of the US and Global Academic Centers

SITE

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCE

( Wellness Exchange contact information for confidential personal, psychological, or medical support or referrals)

REPORTING OPTION

( Site administrator contact information for reporting, accessing administrative or academic support, or assistance contacting law enforcement)

NYU

Abu Dhabi

Vedrana Mladina, Wellness Counselowellness.exchange@nyu.edu

Wellness Exchange: 971 2

628 5555 or 8-5555 internal

Tina Wadhwa, Associate Director of Mental Health Promotion & Sexual Misconduct Support Services

T:  971 2 628 4140

tina.wadhwa@nyu.edu

NYU

Accra

US Wellness Exchange: 1-212-443-9999

Marian Ansa-Otu, Programs Manager, Student Services mao9@nyu.edu

T: 233-302-761528

NYU

Berlin

Sara Zeugmann, Wellness Counselor  sz59@nyu.edu T: 49 (0) 30 290 291 001

Wellness Exchange: 0800 180 2599

Linn Friedrichs, Assistant Director, Student Life linn.friedrichs@nyu.edu T: 49-30-290-291-002

NYU

Buenos Aires

Constanza Kiesel, Wellness Counselor ck1230@nyu.edu

T:  54 11 4828 5226

Wellness Exchange: 54 11 4828 5229

Paula Di Marzo, Assistant Director of Student Life

paula.dimarzo@nyu.edu

T: 54 11 4828 5205

 

NYU

Florence

Silvia Fiammenghi, Wellness Counselor sf108@nyu.edu

T: 39 055 5007 337

Wellness Exchange: 800 879 563

Mary L. Barbera,

Assistant Director, Student Life mary.barbera@nyu.edu

T: 39 055 5007 452

 

NYU

London

Aylish O’Driscoll, Wellness Counselor ao57@nyu.edu

T:    44 (0) 20 7907 3230

0800 3160469 (emergency number for students)

Wellness Exchange: 800 316 0469 (option 7)

Nigel Freeman,

Assistant Director, Student Life nigel.freeman@nyu.edu

T: 44 (0) 20 7907 3222

NYU

Madrid

Talia Mandel, Wellness Counselor tmm11@nyu.edu

T:  34 91 51 58 163

Wellness Exchange: 900 834 703

Rodrigo Urbina, Manager of Student Life and Housing rodrigo.urbina@nyu.edu

T: 34 91 590 2922

Duty Phone:  34 679 903 331

NYU

Paris

Sanam Bamshad

Wellness Coordinator and Campus Counselor

Martina Faltova

Assistant Director for Student Life

 

 

 

VI. Education and Prevention Efforts at NYU

The Health Promotion Office plans, implements and supports initiatives and programs to create a healthier campus community. The department addresses topics including stress, alcohol and other drugs, mental and sexual health and bystander intervention for sexual assault primary prevention. Interactive, engaging information empowers students to make informed and healthy choices for themselves and to help their peers while at NYU and beyond The Health Promotion Office is located at 726 Broadway, Suite 344, 212-443-1234.

The Student Health Center (SHC) educates students and other members of the NYU community on matters of sexual assault and prevention through its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website, which provides detailed information about sexual and relationship violence, including definitions, emergency contact information, advice about what do to first after being the victim of sexual assault, understanding the experience of being victimized, helping someone who has been a victim, and resources within the NYU community and in New York City. Christine Janick, LCSW, is the Director of Sexual Misconduct Support Services and oversees prevention, assistance, counseling, and education efforts in the area of sexual misconduct. All healthcare clinicians at the SHC are able to actively initiate confidential discussions about sexual assault and relationship violence issues when such matters appear to be of concern, rather than waiting for patients to self-report. SHC patients and clients who are victims of sexual or relationship violence are provided, by secure electronic message, written documentation of their rights and resources available both on and off campus.

The Department of Public Safety Website: http://www.nyu.edu/public.safety offers safety information including: locations of University buildings with 24-hour security, locations of call boxes and 911 telephones, a description of the 24-hour safe haven program for students, and maps showing University buildings. General safety tips on the street, within University buildings, at home, in residence halls, on subways, buses or bikes are outlined. More specific safety information on con games, cults and sexual assault is also included within the guide.

The Reality Show: NYU is a required orientation program for all incoming students during Welcome Week. The show is an integral part of NYU’s nationally recognized suicide prevention, health and wellness program. The Reality Show uses theater, written and performed by students, to engage their peers in subjects such as sexual assault, consent, bias and harassment, domestic violence and dating violence, alcohol and other drugs, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, homesickness, as well as getting along with roommates and feeling overwhelmed with classes. Each year, a new Reality Show is written and performed by a talented cast of NYU Tisch School of the Arts undergraduates, sometimes with other schools represented including Steinhardt.

Another program, Not Alone — A Roadmap for Sexual Assault and Prevention at NYU, is offered multiple times during Welcome Week and educates students on preventive measures, NYU policies and procedures, and support for survivors.

Think About It: In an effort to ensure that all students understand their rights and responsibilities in the important areas of sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking, NYU rolled out a mandatory online educational program on March 10, 2015 for the entire NYU student body of 50,000 students attending any of the three NYU campuses (New York, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai) or Global Academic Centers. In early July 2015, a revised version of the module was provided to all new undergraduate, graduate and transfer students and, in response to student feedback, was separated into graduate and undergraduate student versions.

Action Zone Bystander Intervention, provided by the Health Promotion office, is a primary prevention and awareness program available to all members of the NYU community, and is currently required for some key groups of students, including Resident Assistants who work in the residence halls. The training gives a framework for explaining bystander behavior and teaches skills for intervening. This is valuable because sexual assaults, alcohol-fueled incidents, and other challenging situations can be prevented or diffused with timely, skilled, and appropriate intervention. Trainings open to the entire NYU community, including students, faculty and staff, occur a few times each semester, and training is also available upon request. In addition to in-person training sessions, information and tools about Bystander Intervention are available online.

Resident Assistants (RAs) in NYU residence halls offer programs for floor residents on the topic of sexual assault and relationship violence. RAs also provide referrals to services at other University offices. All RAs, as well as the professional Residence Hall staff receive Action Zone Bystander Intervention training, and have the option of offering the training to their residents.

Information about preventing assault, harassment, and other sexual misconduct is included in the Campus Security Report distributed on-line each year.

“Safety Alerts” are distributed as necessary to inform the community about safety- related issues, risk-reducing precautions, and other sources of assistance and additional information tailored to the individual safety alert.


Notes
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  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: May 23, 2019
  2. History: Supersedes Resource Guide for Students dated 9/30/15
  3. Cross References: N/A