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Sexual Assault Resources

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.

  • Student Health Center
    585-475-2255
    Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
                 Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    If you are calling outside of business hours, please cal lthe same number and select the nurse advice option.

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    585-475-2261

  • RIT Title IX
    Title IX Coordinator: Stacy DeRooy
    585-475-7158
    sadcpsa@rit.edu

  • Willow Domestic Violence
    585-222-7233

  • NYS Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit
    1-844-845-7269

  • RIT CARES Team (Campus Advocacy Response and Support)

    • To speak with a confidential CARES advocate during business hours, call the Counseling and Psychological Services main line at 585-475-2261 to be connected with our Advocate/Counselor

    • To speak with a confidential CARES advocate after business hours and on weekends, call or text 585-295-3533 

 

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 such as 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 Student Health Center 585-475-2255 for sexually transmitted infection testing, HIV testing and pregnancy testing.
  • Get help with the emotional and psychological impact from the assault.
     

Off campus resources:

Remember

It is never too late to call for help!