University of Rochester Resources
As a community, we believe it is imperative that students are able to access support services offered by the University even if they do not wish to formally report the incident to the University. You have the opportunity to speak with someone who can answer questions about something you experienced or observed and discuss options for moving forward without fear that doing so will automatically set into motion a formal investigation. In order to make the best decision about where to go for this conversation, it is important that you understand the places on campus where you can speak with full confidentiality and the places that can offer privacy; as well as the difference between the two.
Individuals who are confidential resources will not report information to law enforcement or college officials without your permission, except in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency, imminent threat to self or others, or where there is mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. Accordingly, sharing information with a confidential resource will not result in a report to the University, an investigation, or disciplinary action.
Confidential Resources are not required to report the details of an incident to the Title IX Coordinator, however, they are asked to submit a proxy report with information regarding the date, time and location of the incident as well as the type of conduct that occurred. The proxy report does not need to include any personally identifiable information regarding the individuals involved in the incident.
Honoring your request for confidentiality may limit our ability to meaningfully investigate and pursue disciplinary action against an accused individual.
University Confidential Resources include:
University Counseling Center: 585-245-3113
River Campus Office (585) 275-3113
Third Floor, UHS building
738 Library Road
Susan B. Anthony Circle
Eastman School Office (585) 275-3113
ESM Living Center, Room 107
A limited number of appointments available.
Call (585) 275-3113 to schedule an appointment.
University Health Service: Licensed medical professionals acting in accordance with their professional responsibilities: 585-275-2662
UHS River Campus Office
1st Floor, UHS Building
738 Library Road, River Campus
UHS Medical Center Office
Room 1-5077, UR Medical Center (The entrance is at 250 Crittenden Blvd.)
UHS Eastman School Office
Room 106, ESM Student Living Center
Non-professional counselors and advocates: These individuals can also assist you without sharing information that could identify you. At the University of Rochester, this includes:
UHS Health Promotion Office
2nd Floor, UHS Building
500 Wilson BLVD
Off-campus Confidential Resources: *a full list of off campus resources is below
Off-campus counselors and advocates: RESTORE, 1-800-527-1757. Willow Domestic Violence Center, 585-232-7353. Crisis services offices will generally maintain confidentiality unless you request disclosure and sign a consent or waiver form. More information on an agency’s policies on confidentiality may be obtained directly from the agency.
Local Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) hospitals and programs: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital
Off-campus healthcare providers: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester General Hospital
Note that medical office and insurance billing practices may reveal information to the insurance policyholder, including medication and/or examinations paid for or administered. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency compensation. More information may be found here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/files/ovs_rights_of_cv_booklet.pdf, or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/helpforcrimevictims.html .
Even UR offices and employees who are not Confidential Resources will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution.
The University will seek consent from you prior to conducting an investigation. You may decline to consent to an investigation, and that determination will be honored unless we determine that failure to investigate may result in harm to you or other members of the UR community. If we determine that an investigation is required, we will notify you and take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist you.
If you disclose an incident to a non-confidential resource, but wish to maintain confidentiality or do not consent to the institution’s request to initiate an investigation, the Title IX Coordinator will weigh your request against our obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of our community, including you. The factors to be considered include, but are not limited to:
- whether the accused has a history of violent behavior or is a repeat offender;
- whether the incident represents escalation from previously noted behavior,
- the increased risk that the accused will commit additional acts of violence;
- whether the accused used a weapon or force;
- whether the victim/survivor is a minor; and
- whether we possess other means to obtain evidence such as security footage, and whether the report reveals a pattern of perpetration at a given location or by a particular group.
On Campus Private Resource Include:
Morgan Levy, University Title IX Coordinator, 585-275-7814
Deputy Title IX Coordinators in each of the schools.
Center for Student Conflict Management, 585-275-4085
The Care Network, www.rochester.edu/CARE
If you believe you have been harassed or assaulted by a staff or faculty member, or by another member of the University community or a visitor, you also have the option of making a formal complaint under the University's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, which can be found here: Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment. If you wish to file a formal complaint, the form to do so can be found here: Formal Complaint Form.
If you would like more information about the University's policies and processes or if you would like to discuss a particular incident and the options available to you related to that incident please contact Morgan Levy, the University Title IX Coordinator at 585-275-7814.
Rochester Area Resources
|Area Code 585|
|24 hour crisis information, referral, support, short-term crisis counseling, legal and medical accompaniment.|
|Willow Domestic Violence Crisis Line||232-7353|
|24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, programs, and treatment|
|Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley (GAGV)||244-8640,|
|Rochester Police Department||Dial 911|
|Victim Assistance Unit||428-6630|
|Short-term crisis counseling, referrals, advocacy, court accompaniment, assistance in filing for NYS victim's compensation|
|Monroe County Sheriff's Office|
|Victim's Assistance Program||428-5495|
|Short-term crisis counseling, advocacy, referral, case status and court information, assistance in filing for NYS victim's compensation|
|Monroe County District Attorney's Office|
|Victim/Witness Assistance Bureau||428-5704|
|Crisis counseling, court escorts, advocacy, other support|
|Monroe County Health Department||733-5375|
|STD Clinic offers free and confidential STD and HIV screening|
State & National Resources
New York State Resources
|New York State Coalition against Sexual Assault||800.942.6906|
|New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project||212.714.1141|
|24 hour hotline|
|New York State Sheriff's Victim Hotline||800.247.8035|
|Provides information on custody status of perpetrators|
|Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)||800-656-4673|
|24 hour confidential national sexual assault hotline|
|National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)||800-394-2255|
|Available 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM to help identify local services|
|The Clothesline Project|
|Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape|
|National Sexual Violence Resource Center|
|National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women|
|Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)|
|Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)|