SUNY Geneseo SART
Sexual Assault Response Team
What is SART?
SART offers free, confidential transportation to Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Rochester for Geneseo students who were recently sexually assaulted. Students will be transported by a trained driver and accompanied to the hospital by a student advocate who is available to provide confidential. Drivers are trained through Geneseo First Response, and student advocates are trained through SUNY Geneseo Pathways.
What are the hours of operation?
8 pm to 8 am, every day while school is in session. SART is not available over breaks or final exams.
Is this service confidential?
Yes. Confidentiality is a core value of the SART program. Advocates and drives will maintain confidentiality. Students are driven to Strong in a plain, unmarked car to ensure privacy. The driver will return at a later time to pick up the student as needed.
Do I have to report the incident if I call SART?
No. It's completely your decision if you'd like to have evidence collected, report the incident, or both.
What happens at Strong?
Strong provides many options including having evidence collected, receiving emergency contraception, receiving STI testing or medication. You also have the option of contacting professional crisis advocates who can facilitate the medical visit and provide additional support.
How long will it take?
In our experience, hospital visits of this nature usually take at least 6 hours.
What should I bring with me?
Because hospital visits can take multiple hours you may wish to bring snacks, reading material, homework, or a laptop to help pass the time while you're waiting. Additionally, if you choose to have evidence collected and are still wearing the clothes from which evidence will be collected, you may want to bring a change of clothes.
Limitations and Disclaimers
Advocate and driver qualifications
If you have any questions or concerns about SART, please contact any of the following coordinators by email:
Or contact Pathways at firstname.lastname@example.org from 8 pm to midnight or call (585)-237-8860 from 8pm and 8 am.