After an Incident
After any incident of sexual violence, your safety and wellbeing is our first priority. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or University Police (585) 245-5222. If you have any physical injuries, are at risk of becoming pregnant or contracting sexually transmitted infections, seek medical help as soon as possible. On campus medical attention can be found at Lauderdale Health and Counseling. Off-campus medical attention can be found at the following locations:
- Noyes Urgent Care: 50 E. South St, Geneseo, NY 14454 | (585) 243-9595 | Open daily 9am - 9pm, walk-in appointments available
- Noyes Memorial Hospital Emergency Room: 111 Clara Barton St, Dansville, NY 14437 | (585) 335-6001
- Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Room: 601 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642 | (585) 275-4551
Additionally, if you intend to report or you are thinking about reporting the incident to Title IX, University Police or local law enforcement, try to preserve as much evidence as possible. This includes saving text messages, voicemails, emails, social media messages, photographs, videos or anything relevant from the date of the incident.
DNA evidence can also be collected from your body, clothes and other personal belongings. When seeking medical attention, consider a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE), otherwise known as a Rape Kit, in order to preserve physical DNA evidence. If you do seek medical attention immediately after an incident, try to avoid activities like bathing, showering, using the restroom, brushing your hair, cleaning up the area where it occurred or washing the clothing you were wearing. Place the clothes and any other personal belongings that you were wearing in a plastic bag and bring it with you to the medical facility. Since it is natural to do these activities after a traumatic event, the SANE Exam can still be performed if you have done any of these things. The exam can be done within a 72-hour time frame and the evidence collected can be useful when making the decision to report. You do not need to report the incident to receive a SANE exam, but the process allows you to safely store evidence if you decide to report at a later time. For more detailed information about this exam, visit New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
If you are unsure of what to do next:
- Contact a confidential RESTORE Advocate at their 24/7 Hotline 1-800-546-2777 (Monroe County) or 1-800-527-1757 (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, & Wyoming Counties)
- Contact the Title IX Coordinator's 24/7 hotline at (585) 376-0759
- Speak with an RA or other campus faculty
- Call a friend, a parent or someone you trust
Overall, your physical safety and mental wellbeing is most important. Help and support is here.
- RESTORE: Sexual Assault Services: 24/7 Hour Hotline: 1-800-527-1757 (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, & Wyoming Counties) | 1-800-546-2777 (Monroe County) College Advocate & Outreach Specialist: Sarah Link | 585-210-3005 | email@example.com
- Chances & Changes: Domestic Violence Program: 24/7 Hour Hotline: 1-585-658-2660 or 1-888-252-9360 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Willow Domestic Violence Center: 24/7 hotline: 585-222-7233
- Out Alliance
- Mocha Center (serving LGBT people of color)
New York State Resources
- New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- The Anti-Violence Project (located in NYC) fights violence against LGBT people in all its forms. Check out this article on "Tips for When Staying Home Isn't The Safest Plan" Their hotline is 212-714-1141.
- New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-844-845-7269.
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) - 24/7 hotline: 800-656-4673
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (the youth-oriented loveisrespect.org also links to this page, can also text LOVEIS to 22522 for help): 1-800-799-7233
- 1in6 (national sexual violence resource center – for men)
- One Love national service providers helplines
- The Trevor Project Long-running, 24/7 suicide prevention crisis hotline, specific to the LGBT community, but it offers other resources also, such as the LGBT safe space social networking site, TrevorSpace - 24/7 hotline: 1-866-488-7386, via chat, or by texting START to 678-678.
- National LGBT Help Center offers free and confidential peer support and local resource database.
- Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project provides crisis intervention, support and resources for gay male survivors of domestic violence. Their hotline is: 1-800-832-1901.
- LGBT-affirming online counseling network is where anyone can sign up and be matched with an LGBT-affirming mental health provider for low-cost sessions.
- Many communities have LGBT centers, which are the nexus of information and support for the LGBT community in their local area. You can use this directory to find you local LGBT Center, which can offer support groups and referrals:.