Coping with Sexual Violence

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 Westchester Victims Assistance or other rape or domestic violence crisis centers.

  • Sarah Lawrence College Health & Wellness Center: 914-395-2350
  • Westchester Victims Assistance Services (VAS): 914-345-3113
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)