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If you experience a sexual assault:

It's hard to know what to do, how to feel, or what your options are after a sexual assault. Please know that you're not alone. Below are some things to keep in mind. If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, call Campus Safety on-campus at (315) 781-3333 or dial 911 for off-campus emergency support.

What Is Sexual Assault?

  • It is important for you to know that it is not your fault regardless of what you did or did not do.
  • Your safety is important. Are you in a safe place? If you’re not feeling safe, consider reaching out to someone you trust for support. You don’t have to go through this alone.
  • Call someone you trust or reach out to any of the resources below.
    • Confidential Resources:
      • The Counseling Center (315) 781-3388
        Monday – Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
        91 St. Clair Street, Geneva, NY 14456
        24 hour crisis line available via Campus Safety (315) 781-3333; ask the responding officer for the counselor on-call.
        *Hours may vary during academic breaks and holidays.
      • Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes is a local rape crisis and domestic violence hotline. They provide free, confidential support and advocacy for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or domestic violence. (315) 781-1093 / 1-800-247-7273
    • For information about reporting to the Office of Title IX Programs and Compliance and/or law enforcement as well as other resources and support services click here.
  • Consider medical attention, as soon as possible.
    • It is important to consider medical attention as soon as possible to ensure that you are not physically injured or have contracted any sexually transmitted infections. 
    • You may contact Hubbs Health Center at (315) 781-3600 or F.F. Thompson, 350 Parrish St., Canandaigua, N.Y. at (585) 396-6000. F.F. Thompson has a professionally trained Specialized Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Nurse who is prepared to support you and complete a sexual assault exam. A staff member is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Sexual Assault Medical Exam Info:
      • Having a sexual assault medical exam completed does not mean that you have to make the decision to file a criminal complaint or a complaint with the Colleges.
      • It is recommended that you do not change your clothes, but if you decide to change it is important that you put the items in a paper bag instead of plastic. Plastic can damage evidence.
      • It is also important not to shower, brush your teeth, or eat or drink anything.
      • New York State provides financial support to individuals who have a sexual assault exam. You can speak with the sexual assault nurse at F.F. Thompson. Any remaining medical fees will be covered by HWS. You can always get information related to financial assistance from the Title IX Coordinator. The conversation regarding financial assistance will remain confidential.
      • Additional info: What Is a Rape Kit?

 

Contact Us

Safety Exit

Office of Title IX Programs & Compliance
603 S. Main Street (Lake Level) Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3922
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For assistance after hours and on weekends contact Campus Safety at (315) 781-3333

TitleIX@hws.edu


Susan Lee

Susan Lee
Title IX Coordinator

Tremayne D. Robertson

Tremayne D. Robertson
Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Katie Stiffler

Katie Stiffler
Prevention and Education Coordinator

Kelly Crawford

Kelly Crawford
Administrative Support Assistant for the Hobart Deans Office and the Title IX Office

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