Assault & Harassment

Assault and harassment can take many forms, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, unwanted sexual contact, intimate-partner violence (emotional or physical), stalking, hazing, racist and bias-related incidents, hate crimes, and other types of violence and misconduct.

If you are a victim of harassment or assault, support and medical care are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regardless of whether the assault was recent or in the past – and whether or not you’re sure what happened to you constitutes assault – there are people whose care and compassion can help you cope with your feelings, and who can provide medical care, support, or referral.

Getting help

    Cornell Health

    • Call us 24/7 at 607-255-5155 for phone consultation and assistance. An on-call health care provider can offer information about your options for care, and connect you with appropriate resources.
    • We provide timely, confidential medical care for victims – such as evaluation and care of physical injuries, and testing for sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible (if urgent, call 607-255-5155 and press 1 during business hours).
    • If you want to have physical / medical evidence of sexual assault recorded for legal purposes, you should be seen at a hospital emergency room within 72 hours of the incident. In Ithaca, this service is provided 24/7 by specially trained sexual assault nurse examiners at Cayuga Medical Center (607-274-4411). We can provide guidance, assistance with transportation, and follow-up care for those who choose this option. Call us 607-255-5155 day or night for assistance.
    • Our Victim Advocate (or another member of Cornell’s Victim Advocacy Program) can provide personal support and assistance. Learn more, and contact an Advocate, here.
    • Counseling, drop-in consultations, and group therapy can help individuals process what happened to them and begin to heal. Learn more about our Counseling & Psychiatry Services, and how to schedule an appointment.

    Cornell Police

    Contact the Cornell Police at 607-255-1111 or 911 if you need immediate assistance. The police have special training to assist victims of assault and can help you:

    • get to safety
    • receive emergency care for injuries
    • access supportive services
    • if you choose to do so, gather important evidence and/or make a report of the crime

    Cornell Office of the Title IX Coordinator

    Contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator at 607-255-2242 or titleix@cornell.edu. The Office of the Title IX Coordinator has a trained staff that can assist you with:

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