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Psychological Counseling Center

Sexual Assault and Violence on Campus

 

"Sexual violence is more than just a crime against individuals.  It threatens our families, it threatens our communities; ultimately, it threatens the entire country.  We have the capacity to stop sexual assault, support those who have survived, and bring perpetrators to justice."  President Barak Obama, January 22, 2014

 

What to do if you have been sexually assaulted:

1. Get to a safe place.

2. Seek medical attention right away.

3. Seek support from friends, family, professionals, such as those at the Psychological
Counseling Center (PCC).

4. Learn about your reporting options:

If you have been sexually assaulted, local supportive services, including Psychological Counseling Center (PCC) staff, will respect your privacy and confidentiality, and help you sort out the next steps.  It is important to know that you are not alone and not to blame for what happened.  Healing from the crime of sexual abuse can begin at any time and survivors need not do it alone.  A PCC counselor can provide therapeutic support and can help you find a local counselor with whom you will feel comfortable to continue therapy.

Counseling services and Emergency Contact for Student Consult (ECSC) are available to all students and can be accessed during regular business hours by walking into the PCC office in the Student Health and Counseling Center building (map) or by calling 845-257-2920 to make an appointment.

After hours, students can access the ECSC counselor by calling University Police at 845-257-2222 and asking to speak with the PCC Emergency Contact counselor.

HAVEN, the confidential peer support hotline for dealing with unwanted sexual experiences, is available to call at 845-257-4930.  Haven walk-in support is located at Deyo Hall G13C, from 8p.m. - 1a.m.  The service is available when classes are in session.

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