Urgent Mental Health Crisis
If you are experiencing an urgent mental health crisis that requires a same-day assessment by a mental health professional:
- Students: Call CAPS at 518-442-5800 (24/7)
- Students and Employees: Call Capital District Psychiatric Center (CDPC) Crisis Unit and Mobile Crisis Team 518-549-6500
Visit our Laws, Policies & Procedures page for information on federal and state laws, as well as University policies, related to sexual misconduct.
Visit our File a Complaint page to understand the options for reporting sexual misconduct.
Guidance for Supporting Victims/Survivors of Sexual Misconduct
If you have recently learned about another person’s experience with sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking, there are ways to help:
Listen. Don’t judge. Offer comfort.
Let the victim/survivor determine the parameters of their disclosure. Do not probe for details.
Remember that experiences of this nature take from a person their sense of individual power and control. As such, be mindful to allow them to be in control in the aftermath of their victimization.
Avoid unsolicited physical contact.
Encourage, but do not insist, that the victim/survivor seek out support services and medical attention. Offer to assist them in connecting with these resources.
Know and be clear and upfront about your ability to maintain confidentiality or your obligation to report.
Reinforce the message that the victim/survivor is not at fault.