Combating Sexual Violence

The University at Albany recognizes that, in order to maintain a healthy, safe and vibrant living and learning community, it must continue to foster an environment free from gender inequality and sexual violence.

The Director of Equity & Compliance and Title IX Coordinator is charged with managing the University's response to reports of discrimination, which includes report of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual exploitation. The Title IX Coordinator aims to ensure that the University's response promptly and effectively stops problem behavior, prevents its recurrence and remedies its effects.

Request a Title IX training.


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.

Students can also visit the Sexual Violence Support & Advocacy page on the Health & Well-being website for advocacy resources and additional support services.


Urgent Mental Health Crisis

If you are experiencing an urgent mental health crisis that requires a same-day assessment by a mental health professional, please call connect with these 24/7 services:

  • Counseling & Psychological Services518-442-5800 (current UAlbany students only)

  • Capital District Psychiatric Center Crisis Unit and Mobile Crisis Team: 518-549-6500 (anyone)


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.