Advocacy and Counseling
In the days and weeks immediately following a rape or sexual assault incident, the survivor may experience a range of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The Sexual Assault Prevention program offers support in a manner that is confidential and nonjudgmental. Advocacy could include reviewing options for medical and psychological treatment. In addition, an advocate helps students make sense of their choices in pursuing both the criminal justice and campus judicial system. We also helps students navigate medical, legal, and financial services or assists in dealing with any problems in college. Students are never pressured to make decisions and their wishes are always respected.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Program provides information, consultation, advocacy, and referrals for UAlbany students who have been affected by rape or sexual assault. The University Counseling Center offers counseling and consulting services.
The Middle Earth Peer Hotline is a peer assistance program that offers an anonymous hotline that serves the UAlbany community
The Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center is an off campus resource which provides advocacy and counseling. They also offer a 24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline.
The University Health Center offers medical services for UAlbany students.
(518)442-5229 -- weekdays 9-4:30 & Sat. 11-2:30; summer & intersession, weekdays 8-3:30.
Faculty and staff are invited to contact the Sexual Assault Prevention Program if they have questions. Staff may also wish to review the Coordinated Response for Sexual Assault and are obligated to report the time, date, and location of incidence of sexual to the Office of the Vice President of Student Success.
Student staff (I.e., Residence Assistants, Middle Earth and Project SHAPE Peers) are asked to consult with supervisors about program-specific procedures.
Beyond initial concerns for safety and medical attention, students who’ve been impacted by rape or sexual assault may seek residential or academic accommodations.
Sexual Assault Resource Center: (518)956-8461
Office of the Vice President for Student Success: (518)956-8140
University Counseling Center: (518)442-5800
University Health Center: (518)442-5454
Office of Conflict Resolutions and Civic Responsibility Affairs: (518)442-5501
Dean of Undergraduate Studies: (518)442-3950
Middle Earth Hotline: (518)442-5777
Residential Life & Housing: (518)442-5875
Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center of Albany County Office Number (for counseling): (518)447-7100.