Even RIT Offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a nonconfidential resource will be relayed only as necessary for the Title IX Coordinator to investigate and/or seek resolution. If an individual discloses information during a public awareness event, a protest, during a class project, or advocacy event RIT is not obligated to investigate based on the public disclosure. RIT may however use the information provided in an effort to further educate about prevent efforts.
In criminal cases, including non-consensual sex offenses, the preservation of evidence is critical and must be done properly. If you have benn sexually assaulted, you should not wash your body or clothes, as evidence may be lost. The Monroe County Sheriff's Department (585) 753-4178 (24 hours a day/7 days a week) can assist in filing a criminal complaint and in securing appropriate examination, including by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. The New York State Police maintains a 24-hour hotline staffed by individuals trained to respond to sexual assault at 1-844-845-7269.