Urgent Mental Health Concerns
In a life-threatening emergency, call the University Police Department (UPD) by dialing 911 on a campus phone or 518-442-3131 on a cell phone any time for immediate assistance.
Students can call Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) at 518-442-5800 any time to speak with a mental health professional.
Anyone can call the Capital District Psychiatric Center Crisis Unit and Mobile Crisis Team at 518-549-6500 any time to speak with a mental health professional.
Sexual Violence Advocacy
On-campus confidential resources are also available to students and employees.
The Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center (CVSVC) supports victims/survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking and interpersonal violence.
Advocates are available to listen, answer your questions, help you decide how to proceed and/or accompany you to the hospital. Call 518-447-7716 to reach the CVSVC 24/7 Sexual Assault Hotline.
Additional resources and services are available from the New York State Office of Victim Services.
The Office of Health Promotion offers advocacy services to students who have experienced trauma. They can help you:
Process experiences of violence and harm in a supportive but non-clinical manner
Weigh options and outcomes of possible action steps
Create a safety plan and arrange accommodations
Meet with campus administrators and communicate with professors
Navigate other available resources
Note: The Office of Health Promotion is a private (not confidential) resource, which means OHP staff members are required to report disclosures of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
Visit the Sexual Violence Support & Advocacy page for other support services.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides UAlbany faculty, staff, Research Foundation employees, GSEU members, retirees, spouses and immediate family members with free, confidential assistance from a qualified professional who can listen, be supportive and recommend someone who can help.
Resources for Accused Individuals
Individuals accused of policy violations are entitled to due process, including a fair, impartial investigation and adjudication, as well as a presumption that they are “not responsible” until a finding of responsibility is made.
Additionally, the University's Sexual Violence Response Policy includes the Student Bill of Rights, which outlines the rights afforded to all students reporting sexual violence and all students accused of sexual violence.
Confidential resources are available for both students and employees. A confidential resource will not share your information without your explicit permission (except for in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency).
Non-confidential resources for individuals accused of sexual misconduct include: