To obtain effective intervention services:
- Student Counseling Services: http://www.upstate.edu/currentstudents/support/scc/index.php; 315-464-3120. There is no charge for on campus counseling for students.
- Upstate Medical University Student Health Services: http://www.upstate.edu/currentstudents/support/health/index.php; There is no charge for On Campus Health Center services for students. Sexual contact can transmit Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and may result in pregnancy. Testing for STIs and emergency contraception is available through the Onondaga County Health Department’s STD Center, Room 80, 421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse; 435-3236; http://ongov.net/health/STD.html . There are no fees for testing or treatment.
- Additional Resources: Title IX Coordinator at 711 Jacobsen Hall, 464-5234, ODAA@upstate.edu; Student Affairs, 1225 Weiskotten Hall, 464-4816; University Police, Building 49, 464-4000
- Within 96 hours of an assault, you can get a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (commonly referred to as a rape kit) at a hospital. While there should be no charge for a rape kit, there may be a charge for medical or counseling services off campus and, in some cases, insurance may be billed for services. You are encouraged to let hospital personnel know if you do not want your insurance policyholder to be notified about your access to these services. The New York State Office of Victim Services may be able to assist in compensating victims/survivors for health care and counseling services, including emergency funds. More information may be found here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/files/ovs_rights_of_cv_booklet.pdf, or by calling 1-800-247-8035. Options are explained here: http://www.ovs.ny.gov/helpforcrimevictims.html.
- To best preserve evidence, victims/survivors should avoid showering, washing, changing clothes, combing hair, drinking, eating, or doing anything to alter physical appearance until after a physical exam has been completed.
- Customizable Visa & Immigration Resource:
While many who study or conduct research in the U.S. understand English well, during a time of trauma and stress, they may benefit from a document that is available in their native language, while still being customized to the resources available on campus and in the community. Therefore, we have taken the additional step of translating the document into a number of languages (with more in production), and developing a customizable form where any college can answer a few questions and have that customized information inputted automatically in English and all available translations.