Community Notification: Sexual Violence Prevention
To Our UAlbany Community:
The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for college students, but it also is unfortunately the time when the majority of sexual violence occurs. Nationally, one in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college, and more than half of those assaults occur during this so-called “red zone” before Thanksgiving. The University at Albany does not tolerate sexual or interpersonal violence. We, as a community, can be proactive in intervening to prevent it, and we want you to feel empowered to do so.
- Always be respectful and aware of personal boundaries.
- Communicate and be aware of verbal and non-verbal cues.
- Affirmative consent to every sexual act is required by law. If it is unclear whether the person you are with can consent, do not engage in sexual activity. Silence is not consent. If someone is incapacitated, they cannot consent.
- Be an Empowered UAlbany Community Member. If you see something that doesn’t look right, step in and do your part to help keep our community safe.
Direct: If you are comfortable, approach either party involved.
Delegate: Find someone to help and advise them of the situation.
Distract: Use a distraction or diversion to redirect the focus of the parties.
The University at Albany has partnered with Albany County Crime Victim & Sexual Violence Center (CVSVC) to provide confidential and free on-and off-campus advocacy services and resources to UAlbany students. CVSVC staff may be reached 24 hours a day via their sexual assault hotline: 518-447-7716. You can also chat with CVSVC staff.
The Campus Coordinator may be reached on-campus Tuesday, 1:00 pm- 4:00pm, by dialing 518-447-7100.
If you have experienced sexual violence, you can report to:
- Confidential support: Albany County Crime Victim & Sexual Violence Center (CVSVC) by calling 518-447-7100 or via email at [email protected].
- The University Police Department by calling 518-442-3131 or via email at [email protected].
- The University’s Title IX Coordinator by calling 518-442-3800 or via email at [email protected].
As an empowered survivor, you can decide how and to whom you speak to about sexual violence.
Do you want to take a stand against sexual violence? Sign up for Bringing in the Bystander Training.
Paul C. Burlingame
Chief of Police
Amelia Barbadoro, J.D, Ph.D
Director & Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity and Compliance
Joyce DeWitt-Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs