In accordance with the Student Bill of Rights, victims/survivors shall have the right to pursue more than one of the options below at the same time, or to choose not to participate in any of the options below. If a victim/survivor chooses to make a report to one or more of the entities listed below, an advocate from the University’s Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence will be available to assist in the reporting process.
At the University, entities to which a non-confidential report can be made include:
Non-confidential reports can also be made to law enforcement, which include, but are not limited to:
If a victim/survivor requests an administrative investigation by the University, as well as a criminal investigation by police, the Office of Equity & Compliance will offer to coordinate the interview with police, so the victim/survivor does not have to repeat their story.
In an emergency, call 911.
The advocates at the University’s Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence (reachable at 518-442-2273) are available to assist student victims/survivors without sharing information that could identify them. Federal law requires that these individuals report only the nature, date, time and general location of an incident to University's Director for Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, but will consult with the victim/survivor to ensure no personally identifying details are shared without their consent.
While Advocacy Center employees are not considered confidential resources, it is important to understand that they will not share a victim's/survivor's name, or any other identifiable information, without the victim's/survivor's consent.
For more information on non-confidential reporting, please see the University at Albany's Sexual Misconduct Response Policy.