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Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Policies & Resources

2017-2018 Report on Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

The University is committed to providing a safe environment to work, learn, live, and socialize together without fear of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The purpose of this report, released publicly for the first time, is to educate the University community about what the University does to prevent sexual misconduct and how the University detects and responds to reports of it. The Title IX Office is a resource for all members of the University community; however, this report primarily focuses on students’ experiences with the office.



Reporting Options and Resources: Guides and Flowcharts

As a community, we believe it is imperative that everyone has access to sexual misconduct reporting options and support services, even if they do not wish to formally report an incident.

The University has created new extensive guides for students and faculty/staff that detail information for complainants, witnesses, and respondents. In addition, there are flowcharts that outline resources and reporting options for complaints about sexual misconduct and sexual violence. 





Relevant Policies

Additional Information and Resources for Students

University of Rochester: Confidential Resources

Individuals who are confidential resources will not report information to law enforcement or college officials without your permission, except in extreme circumstances, such as a health and/or safety emergency, imminent threat to self or others, or where there is mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse. Accordingly, sharing information with a confidential resource will not result in a report to the University, an investigation, or disciplinary action.

Confidential Resources are not required to report the details of an incident to the Title IX Coordinator, however they are asked to submit a proxy report with information regarding the date, time and location of the incident as well as the type of conduct that occurred. The proxy report does not need to include any personally identifiable information regarding the individuals involved in the incident.

Honoring your request for confidentiality may limit our ability to meaningfully investigate and pursue disciplinary action against an accused individual.

University Confidential Resources include:

University Counseling Center (UCC): 585-245-3113
River Campus Office (585) 275-3113
Third Floor, UHS building
738 Library Road
Susan B. Anthony Circle

UCC Eastman School Office: 585-275-3113
ESM Living Center, Room 107
A limited number of appointments available.
Call (585) 275-3113 to schedule an appointment.

>> Visit the University Counseling Center website

University Health Service (UHS)
Licensed medical professionals acting in accordance with their professional responsibilities
UHS River Campus Office: 585-275-2662
1st Floor, UHS Building
738 Library Road, River Campus

UHS Medical Center Office: 585-275-2662
Room 1-5077, UR Medical Center (The entrance is at 250 Crittenden Blvd.)

UHS Eastman School Office: 585-274-1230
Room 106, ESM Student Living Center

>> Visit the University Health Service website

Non-professional counselors and advocates
These individuals can also assist you without sharing information that could identify you. At the University of Rochester, they include:


University of Rochester: Private Resources

Even University offices and employees who are not Confidential Resources will maintain your privacy to the greatest extent possible. The information you provide to a non-confidential resource will be relayed only as necessary to investigate and/or seek a resolution.

The University will seek consent from you prior to conducting an investigation. You may decline to consent to an investigation, and that determination will be honored unless we determine that failure to investigate may result in harm to you or other members of the University community. If we determine that an investigation is required, we will notify you and take immediate action as necessary to protect and assist you.

If you disclose an incident to a non-confidential resource, but wish to maintain confidentiality or do not consent to the institution’s request to initiate an investigation, the Title IX Coordinator will weigh your request against our obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all members of our community, including you. The factors to be considered include, but are not limited to: whether the accused has a history of violent behavior or is a repeat offender; whether the incident represents escalation from previously noted behavior; the increased risk that the accused will commit additional acts of violence; whether the accused used a weapon or force; whether the victim/survivor is a minor; and whether we possess other means to obtain evidence such as security footage, and whether the report reveals a pattern of perpetration at a given location or by a particular group.

On-campus Private Resources include:

If you believe you have been harassed or assaulted by a staff or faculty member, or by another member of the University community or a visitor, you also have the option of making a formal complaint under the University's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, which can be found here: Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment. If you wish to file a formal complaint, the form to do so can be found here: Formal Complaint Form.

If you would like more information about the University's policies and processes or if you would like to discuss a particular incident and the options available to you related to that incident please contact Morgan Levy, the University Title IX Coordinator at 585-275-7814.

Rochester Area Resources

24 hour crisis information, referral, support, short-term crisis counseling, legal and medical accompaniment.
Willow Domestic Violence Crisis Line
24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, programs, and treatment
Out Alliance
Champions for LGBTQ Life and Culture
Rochester Police Department (RPD)Dial 911
RPD Victim Assistance Unit
Short-term crisis counseling, referrals, advocacy, court accompaniment, assistance in filing for NYS victim's compensation
Monroe County Sheriff's Office Victim's Assistance Program
Short-term crisis counseling, advocacy, referral, case status and court information, assistance in filing for NYS victim's compensation
Monroe County District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Assistance Bureau
Crisis counseling, court escorts, advocacy, other support
Monroe County Health Department
STD Clinic offers free and confidential STD and HIV screening

New York State Resources

New York State Coalition against Sexual Assault800-942-6906
New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
24 hour hotline
New York State Sheriff's Victim Hotline
Provides information on custody status of perpetrators
New York State Police Campus Sexual Assault Victims Unit
Non-emergency, toll free hotline to report Campus Sexual Violence to the New York State Police

National Resources

These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers can connect free of charge to the phone hotlines and will be directed to local agencies in their area. Individuals can also connect with trained hotline staff online through a secure chat messaging system.

National Sexual Assault Phone Hotline (RAINN)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline1-800-273-TALK(8255)
New York City Anti-Violence Project Hotline (LGBTQ community)
hotline will assist LGBTQ community nationwide- not limited to New York City
Crisis Text Linetext 741741