If You Have Experienced Sexual Assault

By Mary Morton, Title IX coordinator, SUNY Empire State College

September 24, 2015

"Perhaps most important, we need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: you are not alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back." -- President Barack Obama’ January 22, 2014

Empire State College is committed to ensuring that all members of the community can work and learn in a safe environment. The college provides support, assistance and redress for victims of stalking, sexual assault, sexual violence, dating violence and domestic violence. Whether or not a person wishes to pursue a criminal report or charges, the Title IX coordinator can assist with measures to ensure the person is supported. There are several options, which can be pursued simultaneously and may include one or more of the following:

  • Victims may pursue student disciplinary charges against the perpetrator.
  • Victims may file a report of discrimination and harassment.
  • Victims may pursue more than one option at the same time.
  • Victims may choose not to pursue a complaint or report, but still obtain assistance and accommodations.

Victims may contact the Title IX coordinator anonymously to discuss the situation and options. Victims may also be provided with assistance in obtaining protective measures, academic accommodations and other steps that can help.

For more information or help, contact Mary Morton, Title IX coordinator, 2 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, 518-587-2100, ext. 2858, mary.morton@esc.edu

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