About Confidential Resources

The University at Albany wants victim/survivors to get the information and support that they need regardless of whether they would like to move forward with a report of sexual violence to campus officials or to police. A person may want to talk with someone about an incident they have observed or experienced, even if they are not sure that the behavior constitutes sexual violence. A conversation where questions can be answered is far superior to keeping something to one’s self.  Confidentiality varies, as such it is important for victim/survivors and witnesses to be aware of who they can speak with in confidence and which members of our community are required to report disclosures of sexual violence. The following offices can offer confidential support:

The Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence:

At the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence, students will receive confidential support from a professional advocate who will take the time to listen, explain, and explore service options with them. Professional staff at the Advocacy Center offer a wide range of services to students who have been impacted by sexual violence, including consultations to discuss options for medical care, reporting, counseling, academic and housing accommodations, and student conduct complaints. Advocacy Center staff also provide ongoing support and advocacy throughout survivor/victims’ involvement with these various processes. This one-stop shop for victim services eliminates the need for victim/survivors to navigate services and referrals on their own. Advocates ensure that victims/survivors do not experience re-victimization by having to repeat their personal account multiple times.

The Advocacy Center is located in the back of Indian Quad at the bottom of the exterior staircase between Seneca and Onondaga Halls. The phone number is (518) 442-CARE. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 to 5:00.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers individual, couples and group counseling to University at Albany students. Services are confidential and there are no out-of-pocket expenses. Counseling and Psychological Services is located at 400 Patroon Creek Blvd. Suite 104. Free UAlbany shuttles pick students up on weekdays at Social Sciences and Collins Circle bus stops every half-hour, beginning at 8:30am, and will drop students off at the main entrance of the office building. To schedule an appointment, call 518-442-5800.

The Interfaith Center

The Interfaith Center offers interfaith programs, interfaith lending library, a meditation/prayer room, meditation garden, outdoor meditation labyrinth, service opportunities and meeting space. The Interfaith Center welcomes students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University at Albany to experience all it has to offer. The Interfaith Center is located on the uptown campus. The phone number is 518-489-8513.

Student Health Services

The University Health Center provides non-emergent care, including attention to injuries and evaluation for STI’s and pregnancy for registered University at Albany students only. It is important to note that the Health Center does not offer Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations. However, the professionals at the center can assist students in connecting with providers who do perform those exams. The Health Center is located at 400 Patroon Creek Blvd, Suite 200. The phone number is 442-5454.

Community Resources

There are also a number of confidential resources for support, advocacy, and medical care available to the UAlbany Community in the greater Albany area. Those resources are as follows:

Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

www.albanycounty.com/cvsvc
518-447-7716 (24 hours)

Equinox, Inc.

http://www.equinoxinc.org/whatwedo/dv.php
518-432-7865 (24 hours)

NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault

http://nyscasa.org/
518-482-4178

New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

http://www.opdv.ny.gov/help/dvhotlines.html
1-800-942-6906

Pandora’s Project

http://www.pandys.org/lgbtsurvivors.html

In Our Own Voices, Inc.

http://www.inourownvoices.org/
518-432-4188