Sexual Violence Support & Advocacy

UAlbany has partnered with the Albany County Crime Victim & Sexual Violence Center (CVSVC) to support and serve students who are victims/survivors of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. 

CVSVC services are confidential, meaning their advocates won’t contact UAlbany or law enforcement without your explicit consent.  

The center provides emergency room accompaniment following a sexual assault or intimate partner violence, as well as counseling, medical advocacy and legal advocacy. Their campus coordinator can help you explore your options without pressure. 

Get in contact with a CVSVC advocate in one of the following ways:

  • The Sexual Assault Hotline (518-447-7716) is available 24/7. 

  • The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Online Chat is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

  • Advocates are on campus from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays in the Health & Counseling Services building (located on the south side of Dutch Quad, at the ground level facing the athletic fields, on UAlbany’s Uptown Campus). 

  • Call 518-447-7100 to schedule an appointment with CVSVC.

Advocates can also connect you directly to Counseling & Psychological Services' (CAPS) Trauma and Resilience Specialist for on-campus counseling and support related to adverse experiences. Make a CAPS appointment.

Additionally, campus community members have access to UAlbany’s Title IX Coordinator. Please visit the Office of Equity & Compliance website for detailed information about reporting sexual violence.