Get to a safe place.
Seek medical attention.
Talk to a confidential support person.
Please note: Other than the Health & Wellness Center staff, all College employees (including RAs) who become aware of a sexual assault at Sarah Lawrence College are required to report to the Title IX Coordinator. The College offices and employees who cannot guarantee confidentiality will still maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be disclosed only as necessary to a select few College administrators for the Title IX Coordinator to investigate and/or seek a resolution.
When you report to the College (whether it be directly to the Title IX Coordinator or SLC Public Safety and Security), the College is not required or mandated to notify the local police department. It is your choice to determine if you wish to pursue legal action, which is a separate process from reporting to the College.
The College encourages you to report:
Please note: When you report to the College (whether it be directly to the Title IX Coordinator or SLC Public Safety and Security), the College is not required or mandated to notify the local police department. It is your choice to determine if you wish to pursue legal action, which is a separate process from reporting to the College.
The College encourages you to pursue:
Please note: Members of the College staff are available to help you file a criminal report or discuss making a formal complaint.
The decision to report and seek help for sexual violence such as sexual assault, harassment, stalking or intimate partner violence is very personal and complex. SLC Reporting Options Chart.pdf
When a member of the community reports sexual violence, Sarah Lawrence College takes the following steps to ensure student safety and maintain community security:
The College encourages survivors to report sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence. On campus reports can be made to:
Reports to the Yonkers Police Department can be made at (914) 337-7900. Reporting sexual assault to the police department does not require you to pursue criminal charges. Members of the College staff are available to help you make formal reports to the College and the police.
Survivors of sexual violence may experience a wide range of emotional reactions and psychological effects, including shock, denial, anxiety, guilt, anger, self-blame, nightmares, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, flashbacks, and depression. As a consequence, a survivor may want to seek professional assistance either on campus or at one of the local Rape Crisis Centers.
Confidential support is available on campus at the Health and Wellness Center. If you have experienced sexual violence in any form, you may speak confidentially to a counselor whether or not you wish to report sexual violence to College officials or the police. Support is also available to you via WestCOP Victims Assistance or other rape or domestic violence crisis centers.