If you believe you have experienced an assault - remember, it is not your fault.
CONSIDER TALKING WITH A COUNSELOR
Counseling provides a confidential space to talk about your experience and is often helpful for survivors or co-survivors.
Counseling services and support resources on campus:
- Survivor advocates and peer advocates (Rape Crisis Center/Anti-Violence Support Center)
- Rosemary Furman Counseling Center (Barnard students; CU Students access counseling resources through CPS)
Columbia Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center is on the web at health.columbia.edu/services/svprp
Rape Crisis /Anti-Violence Support Center 105 Hewitt 212-854-HELP (4357)
The Rape Crisis /Anti-Violence Support Center (also referred to as the RCC or Center) provides peer and professional advocacy and education to the entire University student community. If you are a survivor of sexual assault and would like to talk to someone immediately, call 212-854-HELP to speak to someone and/or schedule a time to meet. Advocates assist survivors by accompanying them to the hospital, health services, the police, public safety, court, campus disciplinary proceedings and other resources. They also help survivors make informed decisions about reporting and disciplinary options. Advocates receive a minimum of 50 hours of training and are supervised by Columbia and Barnard counseling clinicians.
Learn more about sexual violence resources through men's peer education, RCC peer educators, and other advocacy/outreach services.
Furman Counseling Center is located in Hewitt, First Floor 212-854-2092
ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program) is located at 96 Brooks 212-854-2128
Well Woman is located at 119 Reid Hall 212-854-3063
Well Woman offers a space to promote the health and wellness of Barnard students through a variety of programming activities. Visit or volunteer - more information can be found online http://barnard.edu/wellwoman.
Off Campus Resources
Crime Victims Treatment Center of St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital (CVTC) http://www.cvtc-slr.org
CVTC provides respectful treatment of survivors of family and intimate partner violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and other forms of violence and crime.
St. Luke's (Mt. Sinai) Emergency Medical Services www.stlukeshospitalnyc.org/emergency_svcs_nyc_landing.aspx
As the first hospital in New York to establish a specialized, highly acclaimed treatment service for victims of sexual assault, we have SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) examiners available 24 hours a day. SAFE examiners devote their full attention to the victim’s needs, and only with the victim’s consent, collect evidence that can be used to prosecute the crime.
Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is a New York based resource. AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy. Find more information on their website at www.avp.org or reach their bilingual (English/Spanish) hotline at 212.714.1141.
A note about protective orders: In Manhattan, the Family Justice Center or the District Attorney’s office assist with the civil process of seeking an Order of Protection. NYPD and/or the DA’s office may seek an Order of Protection related to criminal cases. Advocates, Public Safety or the Title IX Coordinator can provide assistance in accessing these resources. The College will assist in appropriate planning, as it may relate to access to campus or related protections, for any individual who obtains an Order of Protection, and shares it with Public Safety.
Additonal New York City resources and information can be found on the city government website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/living/violence-help-adults.shtml
There is a wealth of information and support available online. Below are a few resources that can be helpful to learn more about sexual violence behaviors and resources.
Intimate partner violence. Also referred to as Domestic Violence, Relationship Violence, or Dating Violence.
Learn more about IPV behaviors: www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/power-and-control-wheel
Stalking. Learn more about Stalking behaviors: www.victimsofcrime.org/docs/src
Learn more about Rape and Sexual Assault: www.safehorizon.org
Online support and information about the impact of Sexual Assault: www.rainn.org/get-information/effects-of-sexual-assault
Healthy Relationships and Self Care.
Give and expect respect. Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline project, loveisrespect.org, described as the ultimate resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.