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Sexual Assault

Use the following resources to access care or information:

  • Public Safety
    Call (585) 475-3333 or Text (585) 205-8333
    AIM: RITPublicSafety

Public Safety may send an ambulance to your location for assessment, treatment and/or transport to a local emergency department for additional care.

Consider reporting the assault. It is your decision whether or not to report the assault. A trained counselor or advocate can help you explore options and work with law enforcement if you choose.

What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?
  • Go immediately to a safe place and seek the support of someone you trust.
  • Call 911 or Public Safety (585) 475-3333
  • Do not change clothes, shower, bathe or douche or in any way alter or dispose of any potential evidence.
  • Seek medical care at a hospital emergency department.
  • Whether or not you choose to report the assault, it is recommended that you get medical care as soon as possible. This care may include:
    • Prevention of sexually transmitted infections HIV and pregnancy
    • Screening to detect the presence of date rape drugs such as Rohypnol.
    • Evidence collection ("rape kit") can be obtained up to 96 hours after the incident.
What do I do if it has been more than 96 hours after the sexual assault?
  • You can still get help.
  • Seek follow up medical care. Call for an appointment at SHC (585) 475-2255 for sexually transmitted infection testing, HIV testing and pregnancy testing.
  • Get help with the emotional and psychological impact from the assault.

In addition to support services offered at SHC, on-campus resources include:

Off campus resources include:

Remember

It is never too late to call for help!