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Click the button above to report an incident of workplace discrimination, sexual misconduct or other concern to the University ay Albany. If you wish to make a report anonymously, please put "anonymous" in required fields that ask for identifying information.

Note: This form is not intended for use in emergency situations. In an emergency, immediately call the University Police Department by dialing 911 on a campus phone or 518-442-3131 on a cell phone. 

 

Bias Incident Response Team

You can also report bias incidents to the University’s Bias Incident Response Team, which coordinates the University’s response to reported bias incidents and, if necessary, issues recommendations to the appropriate University officials.

Additional Information About Reporting Sexual Misconduct

The University wants victims/survivors to get the information and support they need, regardless of whether they choose to move forward with a formal complaint. You can file a complaint above.

A person may want to talk with someone about something they have observed or experienced, even if they are not sure the behavior constitutes sexual violence. A conversation where questions can be answered is much better than keeping something to one’s self. 

Confidentiality varies, so it's important for victim/survivors to understand who they can speak with in confidence and which members of our community are required to report disclosures of sexual misconduct.
 

Confidential Disclosures

These campus resources offer victims/survivors the opportunity to disclose sexual violence confidentially. Individuals at these locations are classified as confidential resources, which means they will not report crimes to law enforcement or college officials without permission (except for in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency).

Non-Confidential Reporting

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.

Seeking Medical Assistance

Individuals who have experienced a recent sexual assault or physical violence are strongly encouraged to visit a hospital, clinic or the University Health Center to assess and address their medical needs.

Note: The University's Health Center does not perform emergency medical care or Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations. However, the Health Center will provide non-emergent care and medical follow up, including attention to injuries and evaluation for STI’s and pregnancy.

A medical exam can assess a victim’s/survivor's injuries and provide necessary medical advice and medication. Victims/survivors should be advised that information provided during a medical exam is confidential and will not be released or shared without the victim’s consent.

Victims/survivors of sexual assault should also know of their option to undergo a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam. These exams are performed by skilled clinicians at local hospitals. The exam includes assessment for and treatment of injury, addressing concerns of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), and collection of evidence.
 

Victims/survivors of sexual assault should understanding the following information:

  • Choosing to undergo a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam does not require you to report the violence to police or University administration. However, the exam is strongly recommended, since it will greatly enhance the likelihood of a successful prosecution of the assailant in a criminal case if you choose to report the incident now or in the future.
     

  • It's important not to bathe, wash, change clothes or brush your teeth prior to seeking medical attention. If possible, it's also best that you not eat, drink or use the bathroom prior to the exam.
     

  • For the purposes of evidence collection, the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam should be conducted within 96 hours of the assault. However, even if 96 hours have elapsed, the exam is still recommended.
     

  • The Sexual Assault Forensic Exam is free and does not have to be charged to your insurance.
     

  • Information provided during a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam is confidential and will not be released or shared with anyone, including police and the University, without the your consent.
     

  • 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 funds. Review the agency's Help for Crime Victims webpage or call their office at 1-800-247-8035 to learn more about your options.


If a victim/survivor chooses to obtain medical care, assistance can be provided in arranging for transportation to the hospital or clinic chosen by the victim or to the University's Health Center.

Victims/survivors can request that an advocate accompany them to the hospital. Advocates are available through the University’s Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence and Albany County's Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center.

Please visit our Title IX & Sexual Misconduct page for information about requesting accommodations to address safety concerns, as well as accessing on- and off-campus support services.

 

Additional Reporting Options

Inquiries regarding external reporting options may be directed to: